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Mountains in My Stride - Full Length Play, Drama

Mountains in My Stride

James Facos

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Full Length Play, Drama

7m, 3f

ISBN: 9780874403138

A two act American folk drama, salted with frontier humor.

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Period

90 minutes

Time Period - 19th Century

Settings Of Play - The spring of 1830, on the west bank of the Missouri River - the early "Western Movement." One minimal set, an interior of a backwoods store.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TAGS

Love

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget

Mountains in My Stride is an indelibly American folk play of Missouri, 1830.

Veteran frontiersman Jason Hunt, slated for Congress, finds his destiny blocked by his love for Ruth, a young, fear-rooted Bostonian; while her cousin, Hannah, struggles to free herself of binding traditions, to love freely.  Blunder, an odd free spirit, raised by Pawnee, snared now by mercenary Sary, startles to find himself through his own native vision quest, which frees them all.

Characters

CASTING

7m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Room for Extras

McIVER - 40s;  wiry; forceful; energetic man
SARY - late 30s; thin-boned; tight-mannered; grasping and cash-hard woman
HAWKINS - burly; good-natured; obliging hulk of a man
BAILEY - very spirited; young river man
JORY BULLARD - a burly bull of a man
JASON HUNT - a tall, rugged, weather-tanned man in his early 30s. His movements are quiet and easy. He wears a shirt of homespun, fringed buckskin britches, and moccasins
HANNAH WEBSTER - a tall, poised woman of 35 or so, her propriety not yet hardened into primness
RUTH TOBY - a gentle and lovely woman of 22 or so, on the threshold of self-discovery. Her dress is a heavy black mourning dress
BLUNDER - a sinewy man, clad in buckskin revealing a compact, muscular body. A knife sheath hangs from his belt. His movements are supple, with cat-like grace, an almost primitive swiftness in them. He seems older than his years only because of his shaggy beard.
TOM BOWIE - a bulky giant of a man, weathered and hard-built, in homespun shirt, leather britches and heavy boots, muddy with travel. In his early, rugged 40s.
A CROWD - of McIver’s men, and river and town folk
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

James Facos

James Facos, born July 28, 1924, is a playwright, poet, and novelist. Published works include The Silver Lady (novel), 1972, 1995; The Piper O' The May (play), 1962; One Daring Fling (play), 1978; Morning's Come Singing (poetry), 1981; Fugitives' Fair (novella), 1985; Jezzy (novella), 2002; and Collected Lyrics (poetry), 2008. His play Mountains in My Stride is published by Samuel French. Mr. ... view full profile

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