LADIES, SIGH NO MORE
ISBN: 978-1-60003-154-0
Type: Full Length
Genres: Comedy, Classics
Themes: Shakespeare, Women, Classic Adaptations
Duration: 90 minutes
Speaking Cast: 8 females, 2 males (10 total cast)
SYNOPSIS: Lady Macbeth plays Monopoly with Juliet and shrewish Kate battles Cordelia at Trivial Pursuit. Ophelia cuts out paper flowers, and Desdemona sews handkerchiefs. Who is the mysterious man who seems to be so interested in the fate of these ladies? Is this an Elizabethan ladies club, or a literary loony bin? Only Dr. Wells seems to know for sure as she tries to help some of Shakespeare's heroines figure out their personal problems and bring closure to their theatrical lives. When Juliet is asked to reenact her tragic story, matters get out of hand and all of the ladies are caught up in the act. Staged with either Elizabethan costumes or contemporary clothes in a simple setting, this comedy ultimately twists and turns its way to a happy ending.
Benet Academy
Lisle, IL
Joseph Badger School
Kinsman, OH
Scitamard
East Branch, NY
Atrisco Heritage Academy
Albuquerque, NM
Theatre Arts Club
Aliso Viejo, CA
ATTIC PRODUCTIONS, INC
Fincastle, VA
"Thomas Hischak’s Ladies, Sigh No More was a delight from start to finish. Its wonderful intertwining of Shakespearean characters was witty and fast-paced. Our audiences loved it, and it was funny even for those who don’t know Shakespeare. Yet it is also a great way to teach Shakespeare. The play was charming and a joy to present."
By Teresa Spitzer - Drama Director - Dryden High School, Dryden, NY
"Terrific concept…lots of hidden humor…my kids were all intrigued by the fates of Shakespeare’s leading ladies. My students chose this play unanimously…I’m so glad they did."
By Colleen Berkhahn - English/Drama - Wittenburg-Birnamwood High School
"We laughed and laughed when we first read this play. The writing is witty and the Shakespearean ladies are very colorful, bold characters. What a fun play… Any audience would love this show!"
By Lisa Haynes - Theatre Teacher - Summersville High School
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Script
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Notebook Script
$16.75 $0.00
Performance Royalty
$60.00 $0.00
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