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Swing of the Sea, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Swing of the Sea, The

Molly Hagan

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Full Length Play, Drama

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573701955

Boots, a girl who wears yellow rain boots even when it isn’t raining, and a boy called Eggs grieve the death of their best friend Peter. A play about growing old without aging that examines the way fantasy and memory converge when we lose someone we love.

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Drama

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - A tree house
A closet
An imagined beach
A school hallway with lockers
An imagined school cafeteria
A gymnasium

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Scene work

Bare Stage/Simple Set, Opportunity for Spectacle

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

KCACTF: Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival New Play

Boots, a girl who wears yellow rain boots even when it’s not raining, and a boy called Eggs take a journey through memory and imagination following the sudden death of their friend, Peter. As Eggs dreams of asking Boots to the upcoming Favorites Dance, Boots loses herself in a world of fallen leaves, consumed by her quest to remember the last words Peter said to her before he died. The Swing of the Sea is a play about growing old without aging that examines the way fantasy and memory converge when we lose someone we love.

 


The Swing of the Sea premiered at Arcadia University in Gelnside, PA in December 2011 under the direction of Mark Wade.

Characters

CASTING

2m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Room for Extras

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

BOOTS – A thirteen year old girl who wears yellow rain boots even when it’s not raining.
PETER – An almost thirteen year old boy.
EGGS – A twelve year old boy
Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Molly Hagan

Molly Hagan

Molly Hagan's play, The Swing of the Sea, was produced at Arcadia University in Philadelphia in December 2011, and was the recipient of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg National Student Playwriting Award through the Kennedy Center in 2012. Molly has twice been a finalist in the ten-minute play category at the national level of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), and she was ... view full profile

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Reviews
Hunter Price 9/1/2014 1:25 PM
Reading it was a joy!
Robert Archer 6/20/2014 3:40 AM
Monica Edwards 5/17/2014 8:03 PM
This play is incredibly sad but equally beautiful as the viewer or reader sees death and suicide through the eyes of two kids. The ambiguity of not knowing how or why Peter killed himself coupled with the scenes of him after his death opens the interpretation of the play to a realm of possibilities. This play had me in tears by the second scene, and once I started crying I couldn't stop. An important story, wonderful language, an interesting timeline, and creative and imaginative scenes makes this an excellent play - 5 stars.

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