the medicine showdown

a play in two acts

inspired by henrik ibsen's enemy of the people

co-authored with adam koplan

with additional songs by john wright

1 f/4 m

Set in small-town Georgia during the 1918 global influenza pandemic, public health is placed at odds with the town’s economic interests as a concerned doctor urges the mayor to shut down all public gatherings – including the popular and lucrative local medicine show. Interwoven with the realistic play are scenes from a period medicine show, complete with tap dance, old time melodrama, country music, and vaudevillian comedy.

Flying Carpet Theatre
@ 14th Street Playhouse

Atlanta, Georgia

World Premiere, 2009

XFest Theatre Festival

Southern Illinois University

Edwardsville, Illinois

2010

Flying Carpet Theatre
@ East 4th Street Theatre

New York, New York

2013

Woodward Academy

at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2014

topher

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© 2019 by Topher Payne

THEATRICAL INQUIRIES 

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FILM/TELEVISION MANAGEMENT 

Scott Halle, Gramercy Park Entertainment

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