Get Thorpe


Based on the book, Carlisle vs. Army: Jim Thorpe, Dwight Eisenhower, Pop Warner, and the Forgotten Story of Football's Greatest Battle by Lars Anderson. In 1912, less than twenty years after the massacre at Wounded Knee, American Indians and the US Army were about to face off again, this time on the football field. Never before had an American Indian and an Armed Forces team been allowed to meet in any sport--not surprising, given that many of these players’ fathers and grandfathers had murdered one another on the battlefield. Join Jim Thorpe, Pop Warner, and Dwight Eisenhower as they fight over the true story and true meaning of this historic game.

Cast size: 5-15.  Minimum: 2 Native American, 3 White men.

Development:  Playwrights Week - Lark Play Development Center.