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Month Before the Moon, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Month Before the Moon, The

Lois Shapley Bassen

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Full Length Play, Drama

2m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573695520

Meeting at their twentieth fifth Vassar reunion in 1994 are four women in their late forties: an African American United States senator from Texas, a farmer from New Hampshire, an East Side New York wife and a successful songwriter, also from New York City. Two of them are accompanied by their child…

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Full Length Play

Drama

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Time Period - 1990s

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Meeting at their 25th Vassar Reunion in June, 1994, four women in their late 40’s are African-American US Senator Laura Steele, New Hampshire farmer (and lesbian) Maureen Taney Thompson, NYC East Sider/corporate wife Judith Grossnickle, and NYC successful songwriter, Inez Frank. Maureen’s son and Inez’s daughter accompany their mothers for their own orientation visit as Class of ’98 incoming freshmen In this serious comedy, the reunion includes the quick and the dead (2 ghosts: a classmate and the farmer’s father who was a Yale Law School Dean) in completions of actions-in-progress. Everything happens in this now historical June, the month before humanity landed on the Moon.
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2m, 6f

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Lois Shapley  Bassen

Lois Shapley Bassen

Lois Shapley Bassen's half dozen plays include Atlantic Pacific Press’s 2009 prizewinner, a comedy, The End of Shakespeare & Co , directed by Pulitzer judge George W. Hayden (Audio excerpt published online). Two more prize winners, from the Fitton Center in Ohio, the one-acts Next of Kin and The Reckoning Ball (the day Brooklyn's Ebbett’s Field was torn down), were produced in 1998 and 1997. Next ... view full profile

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