"Good Men Wanted" is based on several true accounts, according to Carrie Yanagawa, who is directing the play for TossPot Productions.
Playwright Kevin Armento was working on a different play when he stumbled across stories of women who passed as men in order to join the Union and Confederate armies, Yanagawa said. "He said, 'How come I didn't know about this?' And he started digging around, finding these real stories of real people. The play's sort of a happy accident."