These Peaceable Kingdoms by Chelsea Woolley
Puritan butcher, Robert Goodman, has firm command of his righteous and God-fearing family. A mad wife, a violent brother, and a past of carnal temptations however, threaten the pillars of his kingdom. An investigation into the silencing of women as crazy, when they fail to subscribe to what institutions demand as normalcy, "These Peaceable Kingdoms" focuses on the unrelenting pressures of ‘the way things have always been’, in turning the lively into the lunatic, and the victim into the villain.
Keywords: Women, period, Political, Family, Tragedy, violence, marriage, feminism, patriarchy
Running Time: 75 minutes
Male Cast: 3
Female Cast: 3
Suitable for School Productions: Students 16+