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by Jim Leonard
Drama / 6m, 5f / Unit set w. platforms Winner of the American College Theatre Festival, this marvelously theatrical play is the story of a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930s. When the boy was young he almost drowned. This trauma and the loss of his mother in the same accident has left him deathly afrai ...more
Paperback, 116 pages
Published April 29th 2010 by Samuel French, Inc.
(first published June 1983)
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A funny and deeply moving 2-act play by my friend and Hanover College alumnus Jim Leonard, Jr. This story of a mentally damaged boy and his quest to find a meaning in loss and life was a success when Hanover staged it for the American College Theatre Festival in 1980 (it won the top prize at the Kennedy Center). Then it was a hit in Circle Rep's New York production and is in constant production in colleges, high schools, and community theaters around the world. When will the film be made?