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Belive Me (1181)

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  • TITLE OF WORK: Believe Me
  • SUBTITLE: N/A
  • SELECT ONE: Original
  • REFERENCE WORK: none
  • MUSICAL STYLE: Broadway,Opera
  • NATURE: Drama
  • INTENDED AUDIENCE: General
  • STRUCTURE: Some spoken dialogue: Mostly sung
  • APPROXIMATE DURATION (Hrs/Min): 90-100 minutes
  • DESIRED INSTRUMENTATION: Easy to perform with single piano accompaniment. Ultimately, I imagine strings, brass, winds, piano, percussion.
  • BRIEFLY STATE THE THEME or MESSAGE: At its core, this show is about the power of belief.
  • NUMBER OF SETS: 9
  • STRONG LANGUAGE ALERT: No

Cast Description

CLARA MONROE, 23, a patriotic analyst at the ISA, the Internal Security Agency (F-sharp 3 to A5)

TOM BAILEY, 29, an idealistic young lawyer (G2 to F4) “JACK,” early 50s, Clara's ISA Supervisor (F2 to G4)

ABU QAZIH, 40s, an alleged terrorist and enemy of the Unified State (A2 to F4)

JAMEEL QAZIH, 40s, Abu’s brother (can be played by same actor as ABU) (non-singing)

BILL FORD, early 60s, managing partner of Ford & Garrison (non-singing)

JUDGE JAMES JONES (can be played by same actor as BILL FORD) (A-flat 2 to E4)

NEIL BALDWIN, mid-30s, a lawyer for the Unified State (A-flat 2 to F-sharp 4)

ISA INSTRUCTOR (can be played by same actor as NEIL BALDWIN) (D3 to G4)

Clara’s ASSISTANT “Nancy,” 50s (A-flat 3 to E-flat 5)

ISA Agents, Officers, Guards, Kidnappers (all double as other characters) (OFFICER 2 can be played by same actor as ISA INSTRUCTOR and NEIL BALDWIN) (OFFICER 1 can be played by same actor as BILL FORD and JUDGE JONES)

The WORLD, played by various different voices

In all, the show requires a minimum of two chorus members, in addition to seven who can double as principal characters. Ideally, the chorus has closer to eight members, in addition to seven who can double as principal characters.

Synopsis

It is the year 2021 when Clara—young and naïve—joins the all-powerful Internal Security Agency to do her patriotic duty. But when Clara’s terror-obsessed boss, Jack, commands her to spy on an idealistic civil rights lawyer, Tom, she loses faith in the mission. A twisted love triangle, an act of betrayal, a woman who risks everything for her country. Who is a hero and who is a traitor in the Unified State? It all depends on who you believe.

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