BY THE RIVERS OF BABYLON – American Drama Script
It’s a small community, really, between two rivers to be exact, in Kentucky State. It is not much, but it’s theirs … or rather it was. In ‘’By the Rivers of Babylon” the community of this quaint albeit thriving town is facing eviction by land developers, or is it the government, or rather big business. Does it even matter whom? In this two act American drama script, the relationship between ‘the land’ and its ownership is explored through the eyes of wives, sons and grandpa’s, as families turn their faces up to a darkened sky of what was hope. The citizens of Kentucky’s ‘Babylon’ are in essence facing the firmament of ‘coulda’, ‘woulda’, ‘shoulda’ three words so tightly wound in regret that their chances of moving on both physically and emotionally from the land are as wide as it is a small community really, between two rivers to be exact.
“If we ever owned the land we own it still, for we never sold it…” – Native American Chief Joseph-Nez Perce
By the Rivers of Babylon was given two dramatic readings; one in Cincinnati and one in Hawaii. Read other topical plays by David Clear as clear – play about cowboys and the take over of Native American lands
Author: David Greenberg
Genre: American Drama Script
Type: Two-act play
Cast: Main Characters: 3 – M, 2 – F Whole cast: 8M, 3F
Ages of the actors: All adult, many older.
Suitable for: All ages
Length: Two hours
Set: Various – the kitchen is central and various outdoor scenes
Level of difficulty: 7/10 – colloquial accents and mannerisms – getting them right
Cost is $6.50 for this previously performed stage play as a digital script.
Copyright © November 2016 David Greenberg and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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