The Grippe of October (Competition Version)

by John P. McEneny

About the Play

Drama. About 40 minutes. 13-18 females, 5-12 males (18-30 performers possible). Suitable for middle school and older.

The original (50-55 minute) version of the play premiered at William Alexander Middle School (Brooklyn, NY).


It starts with a cough. October 1918. Weary young soldiers return to their hometowns after the end of the fighting in Europe, bringing with them the scars of war...and a mysterious illness that spreads like wildfire. As it reaches pandemic proportions, sheltered young Alice McMahon must put aside her dreams of the stage to tend to the sick and dying, rich and poor alike, one of many lives that will be forever changed by the Spanish Flu that killed more people than the Great War it followed.

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Digital Perusal Script $8.25 $0.00
Performance Royalties $50.00 $0.00
Production Copy License $85.00 $0.00
Classroom Copy License $85.00 $0.00
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Silver Package $80.00 $0.00
Gold Package $105.00 $0.00
Platinum Package $155.00 $0.00
Diamond Package $215.00 $0.00
Fundraising Add-On $60.00 $0.00

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