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Prayers from Winter Quarters — A Short Play

From "Burial at Winter Quarters" by J. Leo Fairbanks, 1933

From “Burial at Winter Quarters” by J. Leo Fairbanks, 1933

by Eric Samuelsen

(For production by LDS Wards, Stakes and Community Groups. Colleges and Universities may also find it interesting.)

While perfect for use by, say, a Relief Society for their monthly meeting, it can also be theatrically produced by a Ward, Stake or Community Theatre.  The topics associated with the play are: Prayer, Faith, Pioneers, Trials, Enduring, Being Thankful. It can be produced as a Reader’s Theatre or it can be memorized. It is very simple. No setting. No props. Costumes could be worn, or the characters could stay in modern dress. That might tie-in more closely the prayers from Winter Quarters with women of the modern day. For a Relief Society presentation, each prayer could be separately cast to involve more women.


  • 3W
  • Simple Costumes
  • No props or settings mandatory
  • About 20 minutes
  • Order # 2055

Available Soon for ALL producing groups.


The Perusal Pages File (in PDF format) can be read by clicking PrayersFromWinterQuartersPERUSAL It contains the first scene of the five scene script.


  • Script in PDF format  — Order #2055a : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2055d : $15

  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2055e : $15

  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • ZTPerformanceLicenceApp2016 (in PDF format) to download our Performance License Application. No production rights can be granted until this application is filled out and sent to us. (We are working on an ONLINE PDF filler form)



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