Marcia Eppich-Harris

Marcia Eppich-Harris

Marcia Eppich-Harris holds a PhD in Shakespeare and Dramatic Literature and taught at the college level for over fifteen years. She is a playwright and a founding member of the Indiana Playwrights Circle (IPC), where she is the Scene Nights Coordinator and serves on the steering committee. Marcia’s writing includes plays, fiction, poetry, scholarship, and reviews. Her creative writing is influenced by the...
Marcia Eppich-Harris holds a PhD in Shakespeare and Dramatic Literature and taught at the college level for over fifteen years. She is a playwright and a founding member of the Indiana Playwrights Circle (IPC), where she is the Scene Nights Coordinator and serves on the steering committee. Marcia’s writing includes plays, fiction, poetry, scholarship, and reviews. Her creative writing is influenced by the literature and history of the ancient Greeks and Romans, the British Medieval and Renaissance periods, as well as current events. She focuses thematically on politics, philosophy, the arts, gender, family, and culture. Marcia is also the artistic director of Southbank Theatre Company, in Indianapolis. Marcia's full-length plays include: THE PROFESSION, SENECA AND THE SOUL OF NERO, and SEEKING NIETZSCHE.

Plays

  • Ado: An Adaptation of Much Ado about Nothing (50 minutes)
    Heather and Jake are college students, studying Shakespeare. An hour before their test, Jake wakes Heather to ask for help studying Much Ado about Nothing. They enter into a shortened version of the play in order to understand the highlights and techniques that Shakespeare uses to make his works great. Run time: about 50 minutes. (Commissioned by Marian University Theatre Department)
  • Aloha Apocalypse (Ten Minute Play)
    Ed and Sophie wake up on January 13, 2018, to learn that their Hawaiian vacation is being interrupted by nuclear war. To ease his conscience before they die, Ed confesses his long-kept secret to his wife. As they say goodbye to one apocalypse, the couple says hello to a new one.
  • Breaking the Cycle (A Monologue)
    A woman shares the history of violence in her family and decides it ends with her.
  • Confessions of the Big Bad Wolf (10 Minute play)
    The Big Bad Wolf starts to question his life choices, but before he can have a total change of heart, his wife has something to say about it.
  • Down to a Science (Monologue)
    A woman considers the planets in the solar system while thinking about systemic oppression and how we can change after the calamity of the covid-19 crisis in 2020 America.
  • Eight Drafts of a Letter Never Sent (Ten Minute Play)
    How do you handle a loss that never goes away?
  • Étude (Ten Minute Play)
    A writer and a painter study each other and contemplate the arts.
  • Five Things (Ten Minute Play)
    Battling negativity has never been so awkward.
  • Naturalized (Ten Minute Play)
    When Alex made a wish on his birthday, he had no idea it would actually come true. (Commissioned for Cardinal Stage's "At Home" series, 2020)
  • O, Commi-Tree (Ten Minute Play)
    After twenty-three years, a Christmas tree has had enough of capitalism ruining Christmas.
  • Once upon a Train (A One-Minute Play)
    Two strangers meet on a commuter train and wish the other could solve their problems.
  • Owning Shakespeare (Ten Minute Play)
    The year is 1754. Reverend Francis Gastrell bought and tore down the house that William Shakespeare lived and died in -- New Place. Now, he wants to own the bones of the Bard himself.
  • The Profession (Full-length play)
    Valerie’s world is turned upside down when the administration at St. Sebastian University denies her application for tenure. As she attempts to save her career from free fall, the costs to Valerie and her star student, Marina, become too high. How much should be sacrificed for a job?
  • Scavengers (Ten Minute Play)
    Klara and Jeff met online, but they're meeting in person for their first date. When they're accosted by two teenagers, Klara and Jeff have a defining moment.
  • Seeking Nietzsche (Full-length play)
    Is there anything worse than being misunderstood? When Nietzsche falls into madness, his sister takes over the management of his literary estate, but knowing that the siblings disagree on just about everything, Nietzsche’s friend, Lou Salomé, takes it upon herself to recover Nietzsche’s legacy.
  • Seneca and the Soul of Nero (Full-length play)
    History remembers Nero as one of the most bombastic and cruel emperors of the ancient world. His tutor and later advisor, Seneca, the stoic philosopher and dramatist, takes drastic measures to reign in the emperor, and in his quest to save Rome, Seneca writes some of his most enduring plays. Focused on the power and failures of the political insider, Seneca and the Soul of Nero looks back to ancient Rome to...
    History remembers Nero as one of the most bombastic and cruel emperors of the ancient world. His tutor and later advisor, Seneca, the stoic philosopher and dramatist, takes drastic measures to reign in the emperor, and in his quest to save Rome, Seneca writes some of his most enduring plays. Focused on the power and failures of the political insider, Seneca and the Soul of Nero looks back to ancient Rome to hold the mirror up to modern American politics.
  • She Fed the Devil (10 minute play)
    Jessie gets a visit from Satan after worrying that she's going to Hell.
  • Sisyphus's Interview (A One-Minute Play)
    Sisyphus arrives in Hades/Hell and gets career counseling from Minos.
  • Squared (Ten Minute Play)
    Ellie and Jonathan go on their second date to the newest, hot restaurant owned by a famous chef, only to find that their tastes are too divergent for them to continue dating. Some irreconcilable differences are more irreconcilable than others.
  • Uncut (A one-minute monologue)
    A monologue in which a woman observes a conversation about bread.
  • The Vicarious Son (Monologue)
    When a young man's mother dies, he goes out in search of what was missing in her life.
  • The Window
    After having gone home for a funeral, Sue has returned to her family with a new sense of purpose.
  • Woo Like a King (5 minutes)
    When Henry V contemplates how to woo Katharine of Valois, he gets advice from the greatest wooer of all: Richard III.