The Shining Mountains

by  Dale Wasserman

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  8m, 1f, 1boy(s)

"Funny, touching, delightful.... An original play with knife edged characterizations." - New York Daily News.

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The Shining Mountains

by  Dale Wasserman

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    8m, 1f, 1boy(s)
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    • UIL Approved
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At a deserted mountain cabin, a wandering minstrel sings a ballad that evokes events 15 years past. The three fur trappers who lived there adopted a boy, the sole survivor of a wagon train attacked by Indians. A missionary couple claim the boy, who is finally won over by the motherly woman. The trappers decided to make the trek west-- to protect them. Finally the balladeer's identity is revealed.
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"Funny, touching, delightful.... An original play with knife edged characterizations." - New York Daily News.

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8m, 1f, 1boy(s)
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Dale Wasserman

Dale Wasserman wrote for theater, television and film for more than 50 years and is best known for the musical Man of La Mancha, a multiple Tony Award winner. He also wrote the stage play One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, b ...

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