The Month Before the Moon

by  Lois Shapley Bassen

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m, 6f

Meeting at their twentieth fifth Vassar reunion in 1994 are four women in their late forties: an African American United States senator from Texas, a farmer from New Hampshire, an East Side New York wife and a successful songwriter, also from New York City. Two of them are accompanied by their child…

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The Month Before the Moon

by  Lois Shapley Bassen

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Meeting at their 25th Vassar Reunion in June, 1994, four women in their late 40’s are African-American US Senator Laura Steele, New Hampshire farmer (and lesbian) Maureen Taney Thompson, NYC East Sider/corporate wife Judith Grossnickle, and NYC successful songwriter, Inez Frank. Maureen’s son and Inez’s daughter accompany their mothers for their own orientation visit as Class of ’98 incoming freshmen In this serious comedy, the reunion includes the quick and the dead (2 ghosts: a classmate and the farmer’s father who was a Yale Law School Dean) in completions of actions-in-progress. Everything happens in this now historical June, the month before humanity landed on the Moon.
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  • Time Period: 1990s


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Lois Shapley Bassen

Lois Shapley Bassen's half dozen plays include Atlantic Pacific Press’s 2009 prizewinner, a comedy, The End of Shakespeare & Co , directed by Pulitzer judge George W. Hayden (Audio excerpt published onlin ...

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