MIDNIGHT AND MOLL FLANDERS

Daniel Defoe's Classic 18th-Century Novel Adapted

"Hands down, the surprise of the theatrical season was Marie Kohler's MIDNIGHT AND MOLL FLANDERS…expertly written…brilliant structure and use of language…”
Milwaukee Magazine “Best of Milwaukee”
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Flexible casting, 10-18 actors. Diversity welcome.

Moll Flanders is a larger-than-life character whose drive for love and survival leads to sexual adventures, multiple marriages and a career as an infamous thief. MIDNIGHT AND MOLL FLANDERS begins on the eve of Moll’s hanging at Newgate Prison, as she tells her story to a preacher bent on offering her a last, unlikely chance at salvation. The play tracks a double journey of transformation for Moll and the minister who, despite himself, is mesmerized by her free-wheeling, life-affirming tale. MIDNIGHT AND MOLL FLANDERS explores the influence of gender, class, free will and circumstance in an era as fiercely entrepreneurial as ours.

SET REQUIREMENTS
Simple single set for fluid, episodic storytelling

RUN TIME
2 hours

PRODUCTION HISTORY
Premiere Production: Renaissance Theaterworks in collaboration with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - 2000
To be Produced: University of Wisconsin-Parkside, November 30-December 9, 2018
To be Produced: KCACTF Region III Festival, Madison, WI, Winter 2019
Readings / Workshops:
   University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN - 2018
   University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI - 2016
   Milwaukee Chamber Theatre in collaboration with Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI - 1998
   University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI - 1997
   Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee, WI - 1996

AWARDS
Best New Play - Milwaukee Magazine - 2000
Inkslinger Playwriting Competition, Semifinalist - 2018

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

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