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A GIRL OF THE LIMBERLOST

A Mother-Daughter Family Drama

“…poignant and hopeful … passionately pro-environmental”
The Capital Times
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Eight actors (3-4M, 4-5W). Diversity welcome.

Adapted from a classic novel, A GIRL OF THE LIMBERLOST explores Indiana's once enormous Limberlost Swamp and the hearts of a mother and daughter who live within it. Framed by the beautiful diversity of the Limberlost, the story springs from 14-year-old Elnora’s desire to attend high school despite her widowed mother's resistance. With the warming influence of a loving aunt and uncle, and a naturalist who shares Elnora’s passion for butterflies and moths, Elnora achieves her academic ambitions and experiences the softening of her mother's heart. A GIRL OF THE LIMBERLOST tells an enduring story beloved by generations. Perfect for young audiences and school productions.

SET REQUIREMENTS
Simple set suggesting two living areas, and surrounding natural environment

RUN TIME
90 minutes

PRODUCTION HISTORY
Commissioned by Next Generation Theatre, Milwaukee, WI - 1992
Premiere Production: Children’s Theater of Madison, WI - 1993
Reading: First Stage Children’s Theater, Milwaukee, WI - 2017

AWARD
Julie Harris Playwright Award, Beverly Hills Theatre Guild, Honorable Mention - 2014

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