Time Period - 18th Century
Settings Of Play - Late 1790s, near the Ohio River. Night. A flickering light like a fire from
down center, just revealing the faces and hands, and, dimly, the rest of
the two boys, who are in their late teens at the time of this telling. The
events they speak of happened a few years earlier. All the rest of the
stage is in darkness.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
In this powerful one act, two boys, John and Henry Johnson, tell the
true story of their capture by Indians near the Ohio River in the late
1790s, and the bloody and terrible events that resulted. It is the
defining experience of their lives, and the play is a haunting and
complex allegory of violence, compassion, and ambiguous betrayal. First
produced in New York by the Grey Wing Stage Company. In Banana Man & Other Plays.
First produced by the Grey Wing Stage Company in New York City in September 2001.