Plague Play

Does violence simply beget more violence? Aaron discovers his body is simply a vessel to destroy a civilization. Supernatural disasters ravage his oppressors, as well as his own body, mind, and soul. His little brother Moses is able to see what is to come...and it's not very pretty. They are frightened, they are emboldened, and they have no idea what they're actually doing. An adaptation of the Book of Exodus: Chapters 7-11.
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Plague Play

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  • Shaun Leisher:
    7 Dec. 2023
    A play about violence and suffering. A play about the cost of war. I need to see this fully produced. Lots of opportunities for unique stagecraft.
  • Samuel Langellier:
    21 Jun. 2023
    To be a vessel with a fulfilled role, a pour fate emptied out upon the land. Like wine to white sheets does the blood fall upon the thirsty ground. Does it drink, does it stain?

    Proctor's Plague Play contains and releases, a new conduit for old energy, that remarkably adapts chapters 7-11 of Exodus into a form begging to filled and perceived once again, with loving characters beset by the reckoning they find themselves a part of.

    We must ask ourselves in the end, are the things we release out into the world still within us?
  • Lainie Vansant:
    12 May. 2023
    Proctor fearlessly tackles big questions about God, suffering, and what exactly we owe to the people around us, especially our enemies. This is a fascinating piece with lots of spiritual and practical challenges to grapple with.

Character Information

  • Aaron
    30s,
    Male
    An enslaved Hebrew. Moses’s older brother and Miriam's twin. His body is used as a vessel to bring forth the Plagues. Always the pessimist.
    The Wicked Child.
  • Moses
    30s,
    Male
    A Hebrew-born, Egyptian-raised, Midianite-transplant. It’s complicated. Granted with the ability to see what is to come.
    The Simple Child.
  • Miriam
    30s,
    Female
    An enslaved Hebrew. Moses’s older sister and Aaron’s twin. Has an innate sense of hope. Always the optimist.
    The Wise Child.
  • Tzipporah
    30s,
    Female
    A Midianite. Moses’s wife and sister-in-law to Aaron and Miriam. Kind of just along for the ride.
    The Child Who Does Not Know How To Ask.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Uncle Mike Productions
    ,
    2022

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Lakehouseranchdotpng
    ,
    2023

Awards

Semi-Finalist
,
Royer Award
,
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
,
2023
Semi-Finalist
,
Breaking and Entering Theatre Collective
,
2023