Customer Service available Mon - Fri 9am to 9pm EST Sat & Sun 1pm to 8pm EST

Lunacy - Full Length Play, Drama


Patricia Francisco

Full Length Play, Drama


ISBN: 9781583423707

More Information Below:

Description | Characters
Acting Edition

This item is not in stock, but you aren't out of luck!

Let us know if you need it! We'll notify you once it is available.

Before adding items to your notifications list, please create an account or log-in.

Licensing Rights for this title are not available through Samuel French.


Full Length Play


This fictional exploration of what became of the denied female astronauts is an entertaining and compelling evening of theatre which dramatically explores the consequences of thwarted ambition. Jean Cross is a skilled pilot and former astronaut candidate who has retreated to the New Mexico desert to develop a personal relationship with the stars. As the play begins, she's alone in the night, calling to the sky, "Evening Andromeda, Cassiopeia. Pegasus, there you are!" Corona Smith, an earnest reporter for the Feminist Hard Times, tracks her down to get her story. She brings Cross face to face with Martha Howland, a brash young astronaut who learns that her own achievements have roots in the women who came before her. Howland's journey into space becomes a fantastic voyage full of comic and enlightening visions of the women who have preceded her. Through her encounters with Galileo's daughter, Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, astronomer Caroline Herschel, the dancing Pleiades, a trio of cosmic courtesans, and the women pilots who participated in astronaut testing in the 1960s, Howland returns to earth with a new awareness of her own place in history. Lunacy is a tribute to some forgotten women of history and a fascinating look at the meaning of independence and achievement for women. One ext. set.



Now Playing

You May Also Like

See all