Waning Crescent Moon

by  Stephen Serpas

Short Play, Drama  /  2m, 1f

Finalist! 1986 Young Playwrights Festival in New York City

"This is a complex play with a lovely, lyrical quality and a real sense of truth." - Peggy C. Hansen, Young Playwrights Festival

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Waning Crescent Moon

by  Stephen Serpas

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

What mysteries are held in the moon? In the great beyond? This play is an engrossing coming-of-age story about two teenage boys who want out of their lives: Hal, who wants to escape an abusive father, and Scooter, who wants a fresh start with people who won't judge him because of his chemical imbalance. On top of this, Scooter's mother must come to grips with the real reason why Scooter's father left them. The play captures in moving detail that painful and heady time when a young person realizes he must create his own life -- that he is no longer defined by his history with his parents. The three roles are a perfect challenge for young, talented actors.

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Accolades

  • Finalist! 1986 Young Playwrights Festival in New York City.

Reviews

"This is a complex play with a lovely, lyrical quality and a real sense of truth." - Peggy C. Hansen, Young Playwrights Festival

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: The backyard of SCOOTER'S house.

Music

  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

2m, 1f
SCOOTER - Almost 18.
HAL - 18.
GERTIE - 40.
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Authors

Stephen Serpas

Stephen Serpas

Waning Crescent Moonwas first presented in the Fifth Annual Young Playwrights Festival as produced by Young Playwrights, Inc. ay Playwrights Horizons in New York City on October 6-10 and was directed by Thomas Babe.

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