Two If by Sea

Priscilla B. Dewey (lyrics, book)
Constantine Hutchins, Jr. (music)

N.p. N.p., 1968. Draft script for the 1971 production at the Theatre by the Sea in Wakefield, Rhode Island, as stated in the copied annotations on title page and verified by the University of Rhode Island Library Special Collections and Archives. Missing 14 pages, likely as used or issued.

Copied annotations regarding staging directions on nearly every page. Laid in is a memo on "Black Girl" letterhead with annotations in manuscript ink noting preview and opening dates for the Circle in the Square Off Broadway premiere in 1972.

"Two If by Sea" according to Dan Dietz's "Off Broadway Musicals, 1910-2007," had its Off Broadway premiere, its only performance, on February 6, 1972 at the Circle in the Square, 159 Bleecker Street, New York, presented by The Tea Party Company, and directed by Charles Werner Moore.

Written in 1968, "Two If by Sea" is a "Revolutionary Musical," re-imagining of the Founding Fathers in two acts, Act One "The American Revolution," Act Two "Lawbreakers," equating the social activism of the late 1960s with the nation's Founding Fathers.

Black untitled wrappers. Title page present, with a Copyright Registration of March 28, 1968, with credits for Books and Lyrics, Priscilla B. Dewey and Music, Constantine Hutchins Jr . PAGES leaves, with last page of text numbered 2-22. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with three silver brads.

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