The Collected Plays of Eric Samuelsen Volume 4 • Six More Plays from The Plan-B Years


  • Ghosts an Ibsen classic translated and adapted by a master • (translated and adapted from the Ibsen original) Staged Reading by Plan-B Theatre Company
  • 3  three plays for three women about living up to our own expectations • (Mormon women confronting their own culture: Bar and Kell, Community Standard, and Duets) – Premiered at the Little Brown Theatre in Springville, Utah, 2001 under the title “Three Women”; produced as “3” at Plan-B Theatre Company, 2014
  • Clearing Bombs during WW2, on a rooftop, three men attempt to define a future none of them are sure they will live to see • Premiered by Plan-B Theatre Company, 2014; Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize
  • The Kreutzer Sonata  music that for one man provokes passions so intense that there is a murder • Premiered by Plan-B Theatre Company, 2015
  • The Ice Front a true story of the Nazi invasion of Norway during WW2; does a theatre company give in, or continue the resistance? • Premiered by Plan-B Theatre Company, 2017
  • Mount Vernon — George Washington as you never knew him, visited by a descendant of one of his slaves. (Future production at Plan-B Theatre Company)
    NOTE: many of the plays in volumes 7 and 8 are from Plan-B as well

Eric Samuelsen’s playwrighting career has spanned 40 years and produced a body of work almost unparalleled in modern theatre. More than 80 plays, short plays, including a musical or two, and an opera libretto.

He has been produced across the nation. His work remains in your heart and mind long after the lights go down or the book closes.

Eric’s body of work is deserving of attention. He had a knack, an insight, a talent for capturing the essence of a character in dialog. His plays are compelling, thought-provoking. After you have participated in an Eric Samuelsen play, you know that you have been touched, changed, enlivened, taught, entertained — that you, somehow, will no longer be the incomplete person you were, but are moving steadily through further exposure, towards becoming that whole and more complete person that somehow you were intended to be.

This is accomplished whether you have laughed heartily, or cried drippingly, or have had your heart enlarged, like the grinch you didn’t know you were.



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