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All photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

The Red Badge Of Courage

adapted from the novel by Stephen Crane
Cast Size: 6 (5M, 1W) with doubling;
11 (10M, 1W) without doubling

Note:In the original production, this play was performed with a cast of 6 (3M, 3W). The role of Wilson was played by a woman as was the role of Billy/Tight-rope Walker.

Henry Fleming a young soldier in the Union Army
Wilson a fellow soldier
Jim Conklin a fellow soldier
Ma Henry’s mother
Billy the flag bearer
Lieutenant an officer
General the commander of the corps
Clown a circus performer
Tight-rope Walker a circus performer
Elephant a circus elephant
Old Soldier a wounded Union soldier
Colonel second in command
Note: The following roles may be doubled (tripled)
Jim Conklin/Clown/Colonel
Ma/General
Billy/Tight-rope Walker
Lieutenant/Old Soldier/Elephant

Synopsis

The Civil War has been raging for two years when young Henry Fleming, dreaming of glory, enlists in the Union Army. Now Henry, on the brink of his first battle, fears what he will do when the bullets start to fly. Will he run or will he stand and fight? Before the battle is over, Henry must determine for himself what it means to have courage.

Approximate Running Time: 45 minutes

Production History

The Red Badge of Courage was first produced in 2011 by the Barter Players (Abingdon, VA),Katy Brown, Artistic Director.