D. Richard Tucker, Playwright

I Cannot Say Revoco: The Dissenting Voice of Martin Luther by D. Richard Tucker

Rather than featuring a full biography of the man, this play concentrates on Martin Luther’s protests that led to his ninety-five theses and the changes that snowballed into the Protestant reformation.  The play’s theme recounts the historic events focusing on the timeless tale of a lone dissenting voice in a corrupt political organization.  By showing the these historical figures as real personalities, the play also carries the social theme of the son seeking for his father’s approval and the spiritual theme of the understanding of God as the heavenly father.

CAST (7 M, 1 F)


MARTIN Luther, religious scholar, German, 34 years old

HANS Luther, his father, German

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Johann von ECK, religious scholar, German

Johann von TETZEL, priest, German

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            MAN #1 

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            George, MARGRAVE of Brandenburg

Johann von STAUPITZ, Augustinian monk, Luther’s mentor, German

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            MAN #3 

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            PRIEST, metaphorical representative of the Clergy during the Peasant War

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            LANDGRAVE, German royal.

Cardinal CAJETAN, High ranking Catholic official, Italian

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            Andreas von KARLSTADT, Church reformer, German

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            CHARLES, Holy Roman Emperor, Spanish

Karl von MILTITZ, Low ranking official of the Church, German

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            MAN #2                     

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            Thomas MUENTZER, leader of the Peasant rebellion, German

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            FERDINAND, Regent to Emperor, Spanish                

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            NOBLEMAN, German noble

PHILIPP Melanchthon, young teacher and protégé to Luther, German


KATHARINA von Bora, former nun and Luther’s wife, German, 26 years old


This shows the preferred method of casting, however directors may use their own discretion and add additional performers to minimize double-casting.


Time:               1517 through 1530

Setting:             Various locations in Germany and Rome

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