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The Plays of Thomas F. Rogers Volume 3: Crises In Faith

Posted on Oct 10, 2016 in Books, Latest, Musicals, New Releases, Plays, Short Plays

Thomas F. Rogers is a prominent Playwright, traveler and observer of Humanity. He is also a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mission President in Russia, Drama Ambassador, Professor of Russian, Director of plays, are just a few of his titles, next to Husband and Father. In the seven plays in this volume, “Huebener,” “Fire In The Bones,” “First Trump,” “Reunion,” “Set Apart,” “The Anointed” (a musical theatre play), and “Petunia Passes” (a short play), the worlds of belief, faith, devotion, belonging, yearning to know God, and standing true when those worlds are challenged, make up the heart of Dr. Rogers’ dramas. With this volume, they are available for study and perusal by Professors, Scholars, and Students, Directors, Actors, Directors, Producers and others ready to settle down into a fine drama and experience life...

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God’s Fisherman — a One-man Play

Posted on Jul 7, 2015 in Classics, Latest, New Releases, One-Person Show, Plays

by Tim Slover and James Arrington (For production by Community Theatres, Professional Theatres and LDS Wards and Stakes) The story of Wilford Woodruff, a great missionary for the Lord Jesus Christ. Wilford Woodruff was a man who coupled his commitment with high spirits, boundless enthusiasm, and seemingly endless energy. This one man play tells the story of young Wilford on his various missions. How did he do it? There are glimpses in this one-man play: the unshakable commitment to the gospel and its appointed leaders, especially Joseph Smith, was a hallmark of his entire life. There were also his guilelessness and his humility, his ability to endure hardship, his dry sense of humor. Says, Wilford, “I fished in Arkansas and Tennessee! I fished on the isles of the sea! I fished in England twice, crossing the Atlantic Ocean four...

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The Forge and the Fire — DEMO CD

Posted on May 8, 2015 in Demo CDs & Cast Albums

by Max C. Golightly, Frank White, James Roehr and Brad Barnards, Betty Hammond, Larkin LeSuer, Neil K. Newell & C. Michael Perry, William W. Walford and William B. Bradbury, Arranged by Lois Johnson. A series of LDS vignettes and songs that testify to the divinity of Christ and his restored Gospel. Powerful serious and hilarious comic playlets are interspersed with a hilarious pair of dutiful missionaries who keep “Knockin’ On Doors” Simple sets and costumes  make this show easy and inexpensive to stage on a Ward or Stake basis. This show is a must for LDS producers. PRODUCT DETAILS 31 minutes 17 tracks Zion Theatricals List Price: $4.00 Now Available SONG LIST The Forge and the Fire Knockin’ On Doors Sweet Hour of Prayer There Is No Death Homely Girls (Part 1) Homely Girls (Part 2) Homely Girls (Part...

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A.J.’s Miracle — Original Cast Recording

Posted on Feb 16, 2015 in Demo CDs & Cast Albums

by Mark Ogden A Missionary story you will never forget! A.J.’s Miracle is meant to show the human side of missionaries. The show is based on the true incidents of the author as he served his mission. The story begins with a bet: $500 that AJ cannot fulfill an LDS Mission. The story follows his reluctant progress as he is sent to serve in Mexico. It is said that a mission is the best kept secret in the Church. Unless you go you have no idea what it is really like. The many missions in their varied locations in the world are each totally different. Just as different are the missionaries who serve. The underlying theme of AJ’s Miracle is this: “The Lord can take what most people perceive as the worst and make out of it, the best.”...

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A.J.’s Miracle — A Musical

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Latest, Musicals, New Releases

by Mark Ogden A Missionary story you will never forget! A.J.’s Miracle is meant to show the human side of missionaries. The show is based on the true incidents of the author as he served his mission. The story begins with a bet: $1000 that AJ cannot fulfill an LDS Mission. The story follows his reluctant progress as he is sent to serve in Mexico. It is said that a mission is the best kept secret in the Church. Unless you go you have no idea what it is really like. The many missions in their varied locations in the world are each totally different. Just as different are the missionaries who serve. The underlying theme of AJ’s Miracle is this: “The Lord can take what most people perceive as the worst and make out of it, the best.”...

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Strangers In Nauvoo — A Musical

Posted on Jul 19, 2014 in Latest, Musicals, New Releases

by Mark Stoddard with additional music from M. Ryan Taylor, Eric Stoddard and Kim Stoddard. (For production by LDS Wards, Stakes and Community theatres.) This original musical follows the challenges of a young New York City singer and his bride-to-be as they journey from the glamor of New York City to a slave-market in New Orleans where the young man is about to be sold as a slave. A daring escape aided by Elder Elijah Abel lets them travel to the bustling new city of Nauvoo. In the process they discover what really matters as they travel with Elder Elijah Abel (the first Black man to hold the Priesthood — and also he was on the Council of Seventy in Nauvoo)  and confront Joseph Smith and learn of the Restored Gospel from several surprising sources during the last week of...

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An English Toffee in American Molars — Comic One Act

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 in Latest, New Releases, Short Plays

by Mark Stoddard Mike has served a successful mission for the Church in England. He is home, now, and re-acquainting himself with his long-time girlfriend, Kira. So what happens when a convert from Mike’s mission days, Corliss,  arrives at the Salt Lake City airport and expects to spend some time with Mike? How does Mort, Mike’s best friend and former Mission companion, feel about getting involved as their former convert’s “Chaperone” for her stay in Utah? Did we say ‘stay?’ Corliss has different plans for Mike, but she hasn’t told him, yet. This is a crazy mixed-up look at LDS life and a very funny comedy. When it premiered at the Mormon Festival of the Arts at BYU it received raves and ovations.   PLAY DETAILS: 2M 2F 4 Scenes, One Act About 30 minutes Order # 2065 Now...

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Saturday’s Warrior — the Classic LDS Musical

Posted on Apr 25, 2014 in Classics, Musicals

Book and Lyrics by Doug Stewart Music by Lex de Azevedo While God’s kingdom has been established on the earth in times past … This time is different. The prophetic promise is that this time God’s kingdom will not be lost but will overcome the world. The final restoration of God’s kingdom has commenced with unprecedented power and is being sustained by that same spiritual power and something more … Reserved to come forth in these last days and labor for our Father and His Son are some of the most valiant and noble of our Father’s sons and daughters. …you are these valiant and noble souls of our Father! You are the strength of the Lord’s house, His warriors! And because of your personal history, you were entrusted to come to the earth in these last days to...

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Set Apart — A New Play

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 in Plays

Adapted by Thomas F. Rogers from the novel “THE MTC: SET APART” by Benson Parkinson (For production by LDS Church, Community, and College/University groups) Corry Anthon, athletic and playful, has come on a mission with just enough of a testimony to make him ill at ease. Phil Jeppsen, an Australian convert and former vagabond, welcomes the MTC’s discipline—it’s his companions he has problems with. Good-natured, bumbling Harvey Wilberg, who has put off a mission, torments the others with his childish jokes but also has a childlike heart. Malan Rignell, a rancher’s son, is quietly witty and clumsy in others’ company, but no one guesses his strong self-doubt or his talent as a peacemaker. Adapted from Ben Parkinson’s groundbreaking novel—thoughtful, realistic, spiritual—this play showcases the experiences shared, but rarely documented, by tens of thousands of LDS youth. Rogers captures Parkinson’s...

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An Elder’s Christmas Miracle — A Short Play

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 in Christmas Shows, Short Plays

by Anita Christine (For production by LDS Church Groups, Youth Theatres, Community Groups) This is a humorous and delightful play about a missionary’s first Christmas away from home. Elder Allred is from an affluent family and is sent to a small Indiana town. He learns the true spirit of Christmas through his companion and an unusual family — one with humble parents, dear children, sly teenagers and a cantankerous grandfather. PLAY DETAILS: 10M 2W 3TB 1TG 2B 2G + extras 1int 1ext Simple Settings About 45 minutes ORDER #2054 Available Soon for ALL producing groups. PRODUCTION MATERIALS AVAILABLE Script in PDF format  — Order #2054a : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production) First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2054d : $35 Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2054e : $30 Professional Royalties will...

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Without Romance — A Play

Posted on Aug 5, 2013 in Plays

by Eric Samuelsen (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups,  ALL & LDS Church Groups) An unconventional missionary play set in the Oslo Norway Mission. The concepts and conflicts that sometimes divide us, that really should unite us through tolerance and understanding are explored in this tight drama about mission life, testimony, and Church Doctrine.  A quote from the play: “Blindly through the darkness–The mist is the world, its noise and confusion. The mist is the adversary, dragging us with him. And our best guide is a compass. Our only guide is a handrail.” We do the best we can. Each of us. We obey, or try to. We understand, if we can. We struggle, climb, reach, fail, try again. Hey, it’s not about just the mission, it’s about life! What makes it work — love from...

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Family — A Play

Posted on Jun 12, 2013 in Plays

by Eric Samuelsen (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS & Other Church Groups) In Family, real life becomes a bad weekend for the well-educated, intellectual, gospel-grounded, well-to-do Hull family. One daughter has left her husband (whom she may or may not really have shot), a son has left his mission early, and another daughter, an R.M., has left graduate school. Not exactly ideal. Their dark space monologues reveal the reality they’re in as a place that they don’t want to tell anyone of and almost can’t speak about. Even the parents who burn the roast or buy the wrong salad have to re-decide who they are and what they mean to each other as individuals and within the family unit; that in order to move toward being Gods, which is the whole point, they each...

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Preposterous Parley P! — A One Man Show

Posted on May 21, 2013 in One-Person Show, Plays

a One-man show by Thom Duncan. (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS Church Groups) The life and times of Parley P. Pratt from his conversion to his discipleship with Joseph and the Church. Funny and compelling. PLAY DETAILS: 8 Characters can all be played by One Actor, or they can be cast as follows: 6M 1W 1B About 90 minutes Order # 2014. Available for ALL producing groups. PERUSAL MATERIALS Perusal Pages File Available ParleyPrattPERUSAL. The PDF file contains the first act of the two act script. REHEARSAL MATERIALS AVAILABLE Script in PDF format — Order #2014a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production) First Performance Ward/Stake/Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2014d : $65 Second Performance Ward/Stake/Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2014e : $55 Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application...

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Matters of the Heart — The Classic Mormon Play

Posted on May 21, 2013 in Award Winners, Classics, Plays

by Thom Duncan (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS Church Groups) A heart-wrenching and inspired look at a Stake President’s family who’s youngest son returns early from a Full-time LDS Mission. We come to know and love and empathize with each of the characters in the play because each of them could be someone we have known. And that is the power of this play: its believability, its ability to make each of us relate to  the situation and characters and come away from a performance moved, changed, entertained and challenged.   Best Original Play Award-1985, Utah Valley Theatre Guild.   PLAY DETAILS: 2M 1W. 1 Interior/exterior set. 90 minutes Order # 2017 Available for ALL producing groups. PERUSAL MATERIALS Perusal Pages File Available: MattersOfTheHeartPERUSAL. It contains the first act of the two act play. Or...

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A Sceptre, A Sword, A Scented Rose — A Book of Mormon Play

Posted on May 21, 2013 in Classics, Plays

by Thom Duncan (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS Church Groups) This play was selected as a representative of the finest in Mormon dramaturgy at the 1973 Mormon Festival of the Arts at BYU. It is a powerful drama based on the story of Ammon and King Lamoni as recounted in ALMA 17-19. Ammon, a Nephite son of King Mosiah, ventures into the Land Of Ishmael on missionary endeavors. He’s captured and brought before the wicked Lamanite vassal King, Lamoni, who is enthralled by this Nephite’s courage and strength. Lamoni keeps Ammon as one of his servants, soon promoting him to his private man. Lamoni’s conversion to the True Gospel is the climax to this suspenseful play, with eloquent and demanding dialogue and characterization. PLAY DETAILS: 14M 3W (6M with doubling and tripling of roles)...

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The Forge and the Fire — A Musical

Posted on May 1, 2013 in Musicals

A Musical Testimony of Christ by Max C. Golightly (For production by  College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, LDS Church Groups, Youth Theatres) A series of LDS vignettes and songs that testify to the divinity of Christ and his restored Gospel. Powerful serious and comic playlets are interspersed with a hilarious pair of dutiful missionaries who keep “Knockin’ On Doors” Simple sets and costumes  make this show easy and inexpensive to stage on a Ward or Stake basis. This show is a must for LDS producers. PLAY DETAILS: 2 hours Variable cast of about 20 (Can use up to 30 or as few as 5 males and 6 females) Space setting Order#2018 Available for ALL producing groups. PERUSAL MATERIALS The PDF Perusal Pages document is available ForgeAndTheFirePERUSAL Here is a demo of the beautiful title song for THE FORGE...

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Reunion — A Play

Posted on May 1, 2013 in Plays

by Thomas F. Rogers (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS Church Groups) On the weekend of an LDS general conference, the Robison family’s three oldest children, now living away from home, have come together to celebrate the missionary farewell of their youngest brother Billy. They are also concerned about their father Arthur who, they discover, is dying of cancer. Despite their desire for an agreeable reunion, the older children’s misfortunes, grievances and mutual antagonisms soon rise to the surface: Chris, an airline stewardess, maintains a clandestine liaison with her pretended fiancé, a married man. Wayne, a school teacher, who did not complete his mission, is sour about people in the church and ready to abandon his career and family. Jerold, a prosperous broker and active churchman, resents the others’ “liberality,” while his doctrinaire manner has...

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Missionary Boxer — A Musical

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Banner, Coming Soon

 Book and Lyrics by Jon Robert Howe Music by Lynn Burton Additional lyrics by Alan Miles, Lynn Burton, Eunice Black, Miles Samuelson, Blake Hamilton (For production by  College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS Church Groups) This is the moving, funny and bitter-sweet story of Willard Bean’s life, including his winning the Lightweight Boxing Championship of the U.S.A., his five year proselyting mission to the Southern States and his 25 year mission on the Joseph Smith Farm in Palmyra New York — with his family — trying to secure the ownership of the Hill Cummorah for the Church. PLAY DETAILS: 18M 5W 5TB(inc lead Elders) 2TG 3B 2G + Chorus (other Elders, Townespersons & Mobsters) About 2 hours Order #2008 Available for ALL producing groups. (SOON) PRODUCTION MATERIALS AVAILABLE: This show is offered in a Production Package that includes: ONE Script...

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