The Swing of the Sea
by Molly Hagan
Full Length Play, Drama / 2m, 1f
Boots, a girl who wears yellow rain boots even when it isn’t raining, and a boy called Eggs grieve the death of their best friend Peter. A play about growing old without aging that examines the way fantasy and memory converge when we lose someone we love.
Boots, a girl who wears yellow rain boots even when it’s not raining, and a boy called Eggs take a journey through memory and imagination following the sudden death of their friend, Peter. As Eggs dreams of asking Boots to the upcoming Favorites Dance, Boots loses herself in a world of fallen leaves, consumed by her quest to remember the last words Peter said to her before he died. The Swing of the Sea is a play about growing old without aging that examines the way fantasy and memory converge when we lose someone we love.
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: A tree house
An imagined beach
A school hallway with lockers
An imagined school cafeteria
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
PETER – An almost thirteen year old boy.
EGGS – A twelve year old boy
- Ensemble cast
- Non-Traditional casting
- Room for Extras
The Swing of the Sea premiered at Arcadia University in Gelnside, PA in December 2011 under the direction of Mark Wade.