We the People
How can you say a few words about America?" So begins this patriotic tableau as a committee discusses putting on a patriotic show for their town. Just what does America mean to them? One person pulls out the Preamble to the Constitution, and they decide to use it as a framework for their play. Through a series of sketches organized phrase by phrase from the Preamble, they show not only how the Constitution applies to our past, but also to our present and future. Everyday life is showcased in both funny and poignant vignettes, offering a variety of moods as it explores the deeper meanings of the language of the Constitution. From two neighbors arguing their constitutional rights to have crab grass to an immigrant's heartwarming story of coming to America, this Norman Rockwellesque review offers slices of life in America. Spelling bees... parades... letters home from war... all become part of this patchwork quilt of American life. This play will serve as a fine reminder that the remarkable words written by our forefathers many years ago are still a living document, part of our lives each and every day. Between the versatility, the easy staging and the highly flexible cast, this outstanding patriotic play lends itself to a multitude of production possibilities. Both your cast and your audience will be touched by this fine illustration of how the United States of America is made up first and foremost of We The People. Easy staging and a flexible cast of 12-37.
Pioneer Drama Service.