The Moons of Alnyron

by  Brandy Walker

Full Length Play, Drama  /  1m, 1f

In this mysterious and unpredictable play, young scientist Francis Webb is sent to an elderly, asthmatic psychiatrist, Grace Stafford, by his employer for falling behind in his work. Francis has become obsessed with his research on his imaginary planet Alnyron and its three moons. To Dr. Stafford's …

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The Moons of Alnyron

by  Brandy Walker

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Science Fiction
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Finalist, Famous Door Theatre's new play series
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

In this mysterious and unpredictable play, young scientist Francis Webb is sent to an elderly, asthmatic psychiatrist, Grace Stafford, by his employer for falling behind in his work. Francis has become obsessed with his research on his imaginary planet Alnyron and its three moons. To Dr. Stafford's horror, he arrives at her office with countless boxes overflowing with papers and files documenting everything from strange peoples, to extraterrestrial poetry, to moon colonists. Undaunted, Dr. Stafford does find the roots of his obsession in his unhappy childhood, but in an unlikely way. A commentary on human loneliness and increasing alienation from reality in the modern information and space age.
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Keywords

Childhood

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, 1960s
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting:

    The office of Grace Stafford located in Baltimore, Maryland.

     

  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

1m, 1f

GRACE STAFFORD - Psychiatrist, sixty.
FRANCIS WEBB - Scientist, thirty-one. 

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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Brandy Walker

Brandy Walker started off as a sailor. She graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and traveled all over the world on various ships. She always felt called to be a writer, but never imagined she would write for theater. On a whim, she joined Seaside Theatre in Santa Barbara county, California and found it was f ...

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The Moons of Alnyron was first produced by the Seaside Theatre Company in Carpinteria, California in February 4, 2000. 

 

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