A CHRISTMAS OF INEXPRESSIBLE PLEASURE -- George Washington

Author Diana Howie
Houston, Texas

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Contemporary

Situation: George Washington, possibly in Army regalia of a General or at least late 18th century men's wear, comes out on stage. He should be of an age and look that we instantly recognize him. It is Christmas today in the 21st century & he is "a spirit" at one of the Williamsburg homes. Responds as if someone in audience commented on his presence, and asked him "what was his best Christmas ever?" 

Subject Matter: Disappointment, War, American History

Note from Playwright: An actor in Houston who looked remarkably like an older George Washington asked if I would help him come up with some short pieces that he could do in front of groups. In researching appropriate scenarios for this actor, I came across what Washington said of his triumphant encounter with the enemy in Trenton on Christmas Day, 1776, and that his men had behaved in a manner that gave him "inexpressible pleasure."

You can see the painting “Washington Crossing the Delaware” by Artist Emanuel Leutze on the internet for inspiration.

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  • Source
    Stand-Alone Monologue, Ten-Minute Play
  • Character Age
    Adult 40-50, Adult 50-60, Adult 60-70, Adult 70+
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Male
  • Character Ethnicity
    White, European
  • Genre
    Historical Drama
  • Period
    Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min +
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female
  • Writer Ethnicity
    White
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