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The Lady Demands Satisfaction

A full length farce for for 2M, 5F
When a young maiden who has never touched a sword learns she must defend her inheritance in a duel, she struggles with a milksop suitor, a servant girl posing as a Prussian fencing master, a Prussian fencing master who thinks he is there to marry her, a stodgy lawyer and her domineering aunt – the finest blade anywhere - to save her house and lands.

Runtime: 100 minutes

Period: 1740

Setting: Pepperston Hall and its grounds.
Characters: (2M,5F)

The play won
Babes With Blades Theatre Company
Chicago, IL.

About The Lady Demands Satisfaction

Farce, Full Length, 5F, 2M

Babes With Blades

(L to R) Amanda N. Forman, Megan Schemmel and Ari Kraiman. Photo by Steven Townshend.
The play premieres in July - courtesy of the amazing Babes With Blades Theatre Company
at the City Lit Theater, Chicago running July 21st through August 25th, 2018.

A new farce, written for the 2017/2018 Joining Sword and Pen Competition - and my third win! It's a classic farce, set in the mid-1700's, with lots of swordplay, a servant girl posing as a Prussian fencing master who doesn't speak English, the actual a Prussian Fencing master who gets mistaken for a servant, a young woman who must defend her inheritance, a conniving suitor and, front and center, Duchess Theodosia Pepperston, the finest blade anywhere!
The play also won the Todd McNerney National Playwriting Award, and was a semifinalist for the Judith Moyer Award for Excellence in Playwriting from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, a finalist for the Austin Playhouse New Plays Festival, a finalist for the 2018 Inkslinger Playwriting Competition and a semi-finalist for the Garry Marshall Theatre New Works Festival in Los Angeles.

The Lady Demands Satisfaction

Duchess Theodosia (Megan Schemmel -Right) demonstrates defensive techniques with Tilly the servant. (Ari Kraiman-Left) Photo by Steven Townshend.

Upcoming Staged Readings

May 14th - Wordsmyth Theatre, Houston

May 19th - Strawdog Theatre, Chicago

June 7th & 8th - Todd McNerney National Playwriting Award Reading, Charleston, SC

June 12th - Valdez Last Frontier Theatre Conference

World Premiere

The play opens in July - courtesy of the Babes With Blades Theatre Company in Chicago running July 21st through August 25th of 2018.

The play is available from the playwright only.

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