The Silver Apples of the Moon

by  Jean Lenox Toddie

Short Play, Drama  /  3m, 4f

The story of a college student from a rose-scented home hi the east who is sitting in a ten-foot circle in the searing sun of a high western desert. Why is the Indian elder sitting with her through hot days and cold nights? For what are they waiting? And who is the Indian woman warning her to return…

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The Silver Apples of the Moon

by  Jean Lenox Toddie

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 minutes
  • SubGenre

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    Not Applicable
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  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

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The story of a college student from a rose-scented home in the east who is sitting in a ten-foot circle in the searing sun of a high western desert. Why is the Indian elder sitting with her through hot days and cold nights? For what are they waiting? And who is the Indian woman warning her to return to the college town where her mother is spraying roses and her father, a professor, is writing poetry in the silver light of the moon. And what of her brother, restless in a home where you don't get dessert unless you have a doctorate? And her grown sister still sticking chewing gum behind her headboard? Why do their letters call her home? This play, haunting and humorous, celebrates life, family love and the wisdom myths of native Americans. The prize-winning playwright's work has been performed on four continents.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting:

    The setting moves from an Indian reservation to SAMANTHA's home on the east coast.

  • Additional Features: Mime, No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3m, 4f

SAMANTHA – A college student working on a master’s degree and living temporarily on an Indian reservation in the American Southwest

RED EARTH MAN – An Indian elder

SOUP WOMAN – An older Indian woman

FATHER – Samantha’s father, a professor at an Eastern university

MOTHER – Samantha’s mother

KATE – Samantha’s younger sister

CORY – Samantha’s younger brother

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