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People be Heard

Full Length, Comedy with Songs
4 men, 4 women
Total Cast: 8, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-2078-7

MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $105 per performance. SPECIAL NOTE: A rehearsal recording containing demos of the songs used for this play is available for purchase with your license for $20.00 and will be distributed digitally. For more information, click here.
THE STORY: When a small town becomes embroiled in a brouhaha over the teaching of evolution in the schools, a single mom who moonlights as a stripper is unwittingly drawn into the fray and forced to confront values she and her community hold dear. PEOPLE BE HEARD is an offbeat, distinctly American ode to the freedom of choice and the power to effect change.
“PEOPLE BE HEARD is first and foremost a paean to democracy, especially the messy, foolish, successful-in-spite-of-itself-and-against-all-odds variety that we’ve been practicing in the United States of America for 228 years. I love this about PEOPLE BE HEARD: That’s why I say that this is a necessary, important play, at this moment in particular.” —NY Theatre.

“In his new comedy with songs, [Long] has written a satiric, provocative, often hilarious investigation into our local governing system and how all voices in a democracy are equal.” —Backstage.