Time Period - 1940s / WWII
Settings Of Play - A small recruiting station in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Late afternoon, 1945.
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Cutting Approved for Competition, Scene work, Competition or audition material
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
In Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1945, Army Recruiting Officer William Blane's dull routine of lousy dart throwing is interrupted by a handful of unexpected visitors, one of which is a ten year old boy named Spit who rushes in looking for his missing brother Buck, who's gone off to the war. Blane discovers that Spit is an only child and has created this story to run away from home. The two form a friendship in which Blane steps forward as a role model for the young boy and Spit teaches Blane, among other things, how to hit a bull's eye.
Published in Southern Exposures: Five Plays About Life in the South.
SPIT IN YAZOO CITY was originally produced by Silver Lining Productions at the Sanford Meisner Theatre in New York City on December 14, 1989 under the direction of Stephanie Klapper. The Production Stage Manager was Sanja Kabalin.