dirt by Mandy Conner

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Productions (3)
Drama
|
25 - 35 minutes
5 f, 8 m, 5 either (13-20 actors possible: 4-13 f, 7-16 m)
Set: Flexible.

When the 1935 Dust Bowl batters the Texas Panhandle with drought, dirt, and devastation, the Loftin family is hit especially hard. Matriarch Edith already works a night job at the post office to help feed the household of ten, while her husband struggles to run their farm with an injured leg and an oldest son whose behavior grows increasingly erratic. Once the dust storms hit, not only do the Loftins suffer a devastating loss among their own, they also face the loss of their farm. Though Edith is sent reeling, she must find a way to move forward somehow. But where is hope to be found? A moment in American history sets the stage for this personal, immediate drama about finding purpose amid overwhelming disaster.

Pricing Information

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Play Details

When the 1935 Dust Bowl batters the Texas Panhandle with drought, dirt, and devastation, the Loftin family is hit especially hard. Matriarch Edith already works a night job at the post office to help feed the household of ten, while her husband struggles to run their farm with an injured leg and an oldest son whose behavior grows increasingly erratic. Once the dust storms hit, not only do the Loftins suffer a devastating loss among their own, they also face the loss of their farm. Though Edith is sent reeling, she must find a way to move forward somehow. But where is hope to be found? A moment in American history sets the stage for this personal, immediate drama about finding purpose amid overwhelming disaster.

  • Drama
  • |
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 5 f, 8 m, 5 either (13-20 actors possible: 4-13 f, 7-16 m)
  • Set: Flexible.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-911-1

Production History

MAR 10, 2021 - MAY 01, 2021
Childress High School
Childress, TX United States
Childress High School Childress, TX United States
OCT 24, 2020 - DEC 05, 2020
Aquinas Catholic Schools
David City, NE United States
Aquinas Catholic Schools David City, NE United States
MAR 01, 2020 - MAR 07, 2020
Connally High School
Waco, TX United States
Connally High School Waco, TX United States
MAR 10, 2021 - MAY 01, 2021
Childress High School
Childress, TX United States
Childress High School Childress, TX United States
No professional productions.

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