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.

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The Swing of the Sea

by  Molly Hagan

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    KCACTF: Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival New Play
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

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.

 

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: A tree house
    A closet
    An imagined beach
    A school hallway with lockers
    An imagined school cafeteria
    A gymnasium
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

2m, 1f
BOOTS – A thirteen year old girl who wears yellow rain boots even when it’s not raining.
PETER – An almost thirteen year old boy.
EGGS – A twelve year old boy
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Room for Extras

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Authors

Molly Hagan

Molly Hagan's play, The Swing of the Sea, was produced at Arcadia University in Philadelphia in December 2011, and was the recipient of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg National Student Playwriting Award through the Kennedy ...

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The Swing of the Sea premiered at Arcadia University in Gelnside, PA in December 2011 under the direction of Mark Wade.

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