Moonchildren

by  Michael Weller

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  12m, 3f

"A phenomenal, virtuoso display of wit and verbal imagination." - The New York Times

Originally titled Cancer, this play from the author of Split and Loose Ends explores the rootless 60's generation of free-love and protest. Five male college seniors and their housemates have no purpose in their lives. The…

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    12m, 3f

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Originally titled Cancer, this play from the author of Split and Loose Ends explores the rootless 60's generation of free-love and protest. Five male college seniors and their housemates have no purpose in their lives. They march against the staus quo and taunt the "pigs". One feels genuine emotion at his mother's death from cancer, one romance dies and another is aborted. Ultimately, they realize their lives are as empty as the establishment they protest so vehemently against.
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"A phenomenal, virtuoso display of wit and verbal imagination." - The New York Times

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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  • Setting: A student apartment in an American university town. 

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Michael Weller's interview for Dave's Gone By
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Casting

12m, 3f

The Students:
MIKE
RUTH
COOTIE (MEL)
NORMAN
DICK
KATHY
BOB RETTIE (JOB)
SHELLY

The Others:
RALPH
MR. WILLIS
LUCKY
BREAM
EFFING
UNCLE MURRY
COOTIE'S FATHER
MILKMAN

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Michael Weller

Michael Weller studied music composition at Brandeis University, then worked as a jazz pianist before taking his graduate degree in theater at the University of Manchester, England. His best-known plays are Moonchildren, Fishing, Loose Ends and Spoils Of War. His films include Hair and Ragtime and a teleplay of Spoils ...

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