GEORGE, JESSE AND MARY - Mary

Austin, Texas

PLAY DESCRIPTION

George Stinney Jr, the youngest man to be executed by electric chair at age fourteen in 1944 South Carolina is visited by the spirits of Jesse Washington and Mary Turner, two late victims of American twentieth century lynchings on his last night "this side of The River."

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: 1944                            

Situation: The spirit of Mary Turner visits fourteen-year-old George Stinney, Jr., moments before his wrongful execution by the state of South Carolina in 1944. She has arrived to answer George's questions, tell her story and to usher George across "The River."

Subject Matter: Lynching, Violence, Black Lives, History, Black Women, Pregnant Women, Rage, Death

Note from Playwright: George, Jesse and Mary share the stories of three lynching victims whose stories have been, more or less, intentionally lost to history. It's vitally important that their stories and sacrifices not be forgotten.

Supplemental Information: To read the full script GEORGE, JESSE AND MARY, visit Josiah’s New Play Exchange page.  

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  • Source
    One-Act Play
  • Character Age
    Teen (16-18), Young Adult (18-21), Adult 20-30
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Female
  • Character Ethnicity
    African/African American
  • Character Special Traits
    Pregnant, Spirit
  • Genre
    Drama, Historical Drama, Tragedy
  • Period
    Pre-Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    LGBTPQQIA/Non-Binary
  • Writer Ethnicity
    African/African American
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