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1 male,     1 female,      1 female musician (plays viola)

Comedy/drama       100 minutes

Perhaps the reports of Mark Twain’s death have been greatly exaggerated. His literary style and wit live in Midwestern Journal.

Adapted from Howard Doughty’s award-winning novel, Midwestern Journal is a serious story embroidered with subtle humor in which the leading character is caught in a void between the past and the present.

It is in the format of a journal or diary, a double diary.  The entries of Edward Ellis and his great-grandmother, written forty years apart, echo on parallel courses throughout the play. They rise and fall together, cover approximately the same territory, and close when the great-grandmother dies and Edward Ellis, through his own experiences, finally realizes that the heartland in which he grew up is only memories.

“Four stars”      Clarion Review

“Flashes of humor”   Blueink Review

“Star Award”   Kirkus Reviews

Fees

The licensing fee per performance is determined according to the number of theater seats.  The number of seats is interpolated from the following scale. For example, if your theater has 200 seats, then the cost will be $100 per performance.  Four scripts for the production will be $100.

Seats in theater 100 …………….. 250 …………….. 500 …………….. 1000
Performance fee $50 …………….. $125 …………….. $250 …………….. $500
Fee for four scripts $50 …………….. $125 …………….. $250 …………….. $500
An archival video license is the same as a performance fee.

Contact

Please contact the Immortal Images office, with the dates of your production, and with the number of seats in your theater, and we will send you a contract.

howard@immortalimages.com
Howard Doughty, Immortal Images, (440) 835 – 9526