Feeding on Mulberry Leaves

Feeding on Mulberry Leaves
by Lucinda McDermott

Productions (5)
  • Comedy
  • 110 - 125 minutes
  • 3 f, 5 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A gas-grocery store, plus minimal props to suggest other locations.

Feeding on Mulberry Leaves
by Lucinda McDermott

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Productions (5)
  • Comedy
  • 110 - 125 minutes
  • 3 f, 5 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A gas-grocery store, plus minimal props to suggest other locations.

Winky Flint is looking forward to his son Jeb taking over the register at his convenience store near Natural Bridge, Virginia. But 17-year-old Jeb is busy trying to get into the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. As the two wrestle over Jeb's direction in life, Jeb's mother is preoccupied with finishing her G.E.D., his sister Wanda is just trying to get Winky's attention, and his brother Kenny is doing his best to avoid detection as he sells pot out at the air pump. With some colorful locals and wacky tourists thrown into the mix, there's never a dull moment in this lively look at a Southern family finding its joy.

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Play Details

Winky Flint is looking forward to his son Jeb taking over the register at his convenience store near Natural Bridge, Virginia. But 17-year-old Jeb is busy trying to get into the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. As the two wrestle over Jeb's direction in life, Jeb's mother is preoccupied with finishing her G.E.D., his sister Wanda is just trying to get Winky's attention, and his brother Kenny is doing his best to avoid detection as he sells pot out at the air pump. With some colorful locals and wacky tourists thrown into the mix, there's never a dull moment in this lively look at a Southern family finding its joy.

  • Comedy
  • 110 - 125 minutes
  • 3 f, 5 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A gas-grocery store, plus minimal props to suggest other locations.

Published Reviews

"McDermott beautifully blends hilarious situations and seriousness, dreams and trouble, making us care about each character. She deftly keeps plot lines up in the air until they all come together in a wildly funny, devastating conclusion. Add in McDermott's ability to move from beautifully written, almost poetic monologues to perfect, sidesplitting local dialect, and you have a play that's a true treat."

Carlotta Cooper, TriCities.com (Bristol, Virginia)

Production History

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APR 07, 2011 - APR 16, 2011
Starkville Community Theatre
Starkville, MS United States
Starkville Community Theatre Starkville, MS United States
FEB 10, 2011 - FEB 12, 2011
Washington And Lee University
Lexington, VA United States
Washington And Lee University Lexington, VA United States
OCT 13, 2006 - OCT 28, 2006
Theatre Albany
Albany, GA United States
Theatre Albany Albany, GA United States
JUL 10, 2005 - SEP 24, 2005
Barter Theatre
Abingdon, VA United States
Barter Theatre Abingdon, VA United States
OCT 23, 1997 - NOV 01, 1997
University of Virginia (workshop production)
, VA United States
University of Virginia (workshop production) , VA United States
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JUL 10, 2005 - SEP 24, 2005
Barter Theatre
Abingdon, VA United States
Barter Theatre Abingdon, VA United States

Awards (3)

Delauney Prize in Playwriting, University of Virginia (1998)

Finalist, Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre Playwright's Festival (2003)

Winner, Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights, Barter Theatre (2004)