As Ever, Sam

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A father of the fatherless and defender of the widows is God in His holy habitation. God puts the solitary in families; He leads out the prisoners into prosperity; only the rebellious dwell in a parched land. (Psalm 68:5-6)

Our World War 2 drama As Ever, Sam follows an American soldier and his brilliant sister as they each strive to defend the home they love in expected and unexpected ways. The play has a cast of 10 characters and a running time of about 115 minutes. Below, you’ll find the play’s plot summary and character descriptions, as well as a YouTube link where you can watch a recording of the full premiere performance!

We offer the script of As Ever, Sam as a digital download only, so after you checkout online you’ll receive a link by email to a downloadable PDF copy of the script for you to print and distribute to your cast and crew. Listed price also covers all royalty fees for your selected number of performances.

Eventually we hope to offer an alternative version of the script involving a larger cast, but for now we can only work with individual customers to provide some limited customizations. If you’ve got questions about this play or you’re interested in a customized version, just send us a message here or email us at kittywham@gmail.com.

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Description

In As Ever, Sam, the world has been at war for nearly five years. Sam Fleming, drafted in the summer of 1943, has been in basic training for ten months with his new friends Gus and Kenny, and it’s now only a matter of time until their division is deployed. Meanwhile, Sam’s sister Alice keeps in touch with him by mail as she finishes her English degree at Hudson Christian College in their hometown. Just days before graduation, however, she receives an extraordinary invitation to join the war effort in a way that may change her life forever. Neither Sam nor Alice wants to leave home, but if that’s what it takes, they’ll make any sacrifice to protect the place and people they love.

As Ever, Sam has a cast of 10 performers (5F, 4M, 1 neutral) and runs about 115 minutes in performance. Since the story culminates in the Battle of the Bulge on December 23rd and the characters make a few references to Christmas, the play can be performed as a Christmas drama. But since the play’s themes and storyline bear no meaningful connection to Christmas, it can be appropriately performed at any time of the year.

As Ever, Sam: Character List

Here is a trailer for As Ever, Sam created by cast members of the premiere production, and on our YouTube page you can watch a recording of their full performance of the play!

Additional information

Dimensions 11 × 8.5 in
Format

Digital Download

Cast Size

10

Categories

Drama, Time period: 1940s – 1950s

Male/female characters

4M, 5F, + 1 gender-neutral role