U.S. Life-Saving Service Drama Plays

True Cape Cod Stories, 1904

  • Are you interested in the post-Civil War time period?
  • Would you like an introduction to the U.S. Life-Saving Service -1878-1915? (Pre-Coast Guard)
  • Are you a teacher in need of a monologue for a girl or a play with 7 boys?
  • Are you part of a maritime museum who needs a short play for an event?

This book contains an abundance of information about early search and rescue, wrapped up into two short drama plays.

“The Survivor,” based on a true incident, takes place in 1904 and is about a sailor who was rescued the previous night from a stranded ship off Cape Cod.

In “The Bird We Didn’t Eat,” enter into daily life at a remote search and rescue station on Cape Cod with seven male actors representing the surfmen and keeper (captain). The incidents in this play are true.

“The Bird We Didn’t Eat” was hilarious, but it brought out the stress the men were under.” – Jenny U., Educator

Highlights & Features

  • 2 drama skits
  • For grades 9 – 12 or adults
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