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God's Great Supper

One Act, Short Play
12 men, 3 women (flexible)
Total Cast: 15, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-1309-3

MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $40 per performance.
THE STORY: 1861. The Rowen family has worked hard and long as poor sharecroppers, their land now owned by Richard Talbert, an arrogant aristocrat and son of Jeremiah. Patrick, now 86 and disabled by a stroke, lives in poverty with the pious Zeke and his family. Richard Talbert convinces Zeke's son, Jed, to join him in fighting with the Confederacy. But Jed, loyal to settling his family's account, murders Richard on the battlefield, and is ushered into the horrors of the Civil War. When Jed returns with his fellow deserters, they burn and destroy the Talbert place, killing the children, slaves and animals, leaving alive only the two Talbert women to witness the slaughter. (See The Kentucky Cycle.)