Telling William Tell by Evan Guilford-Blake

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About The Play

Dramedy. 80-85 minutes. 7-11 males, 4-10 females (11-21 total performers).  Suitable for all ages, and high school and older performers (with several elementary/middle school roles). 

Commissioned and first produced by FirstStage Atlanta (Atlanta, GA), and winner of the Jackie White Memorial Playwriting Competition and Aurand Harris/NETC Children's Play Competition.

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The children grab the spotlight in this retelling of the story of the mythical Swiss hero—famed for shooting an apple off his son's head—framed by a fictionalized story of Rossini writing his famed opera. Music by the great composer enriches this thrilling tale of Switzerland's fight for freedom and the birth of a new work of musical art.


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Did You Know?

Cate Mullen was drawn to theatre and writing in her youth, but took a twenty-year detour as a social worker before returning to creative writing.