Henry Lumper tells the tale of two families and their struggle over control of Gloucester, MA’s longshoremen union – loosely mirroring Shakespeare’s Henry IV Parts I and II – with two families engaged in power struggles between longshoremen union officials. One of Israel Horovitz’s numerous produced plays which includes Line, The Indian Wants the Bronx, Rats and Fighting Over Beverley.
Early Life and Education
Henry Lumper was a hardworking individual who dedicated his life to both military service and family life. Following high school graduation he accepted a job with Hollomans Air Force Base near Alamogordo, New Mexico as a Civil Service employee before eventually moving on to Tucson in 1972.
Henry Lumper was loosely inspired by two Shakespeare plays – Henry IV Parts I and II – depicting two families within the longshoremen union that conflict with one another. This performance earned his 1A school its second UIL one-act play state championship!