ISBN: 978-1-60003-426-8
Type: One Act
Genre: Drama
Themes: September 11Th, History
Duration: 25 minutes
Speaking Cast: 5 females, 4 males, 12-15 either (21-24 total cast)
Flexibility: doubling possible, gender flexible
SYNOPSIS: And the Giants Fell examines the events leading up to the September 11th tragedy and our reaction to the events. Through four sections, we examine the thoughts and reactions of the participants and victims of the historic event. In the first section, And the Giants Fell, we examine two families and how their lives were touched by this tragic event. In the second section, Reason, we examine how this event affected a woman who has lost her spouse. In the third section, Broken, the ten commandments are used as a template to show how this unexpected tragedy deprived many of its victims the chance of repentance. The final section, From Fear to Hope, shows how this event brought four individuals from the darkness of fear to the light of hope.
Heritage Christan Academy
Maple Grove, MN
Napier Repertory Players
Napier, New Zealand
Maben, MS
Purvis High School
Purvis, MS
Superior High School
Superior, NE
Northwestern Drama
Mellette, SD
"Our group just performed this piece at the NCTC Play Festival where they received an Excellence in Ensemble Acting award."
By Lisa Stafford - Director - Sun Valley High School
"The emotional perspective inspired by Todd that "we" and "them" could share feelings and hopes, is adeptly presented in And the Giants Fell."
By Stacy Ferguson - Art Teacher - Union Academy, Monroe, NC
"The dark stage and the low glow of intermittent flashlights created amazing intensity from the beginning. Mr. Ford did a formidable job molding such a complex and emotional topic into a work all ages can understand and appreciate."
By Leigh Fresina - 7/8 English
Sun Valley High School, The father and daughter say goodbye in Section 1
Sun Valley High School, You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain
Sun Valley High School, The children with the Twin Towers
Photo by Ed Cottingham for the The Enquirer Journal
Sun Valley High School, The terrorist's wife ponders her fate with the Statue of Liberty and the...
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