Moonscape to Treescape by Craig Mason - Theatrefolk

Moonscape to Treescape

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Moonscape to Treescape

by Craig Mason

An environmental fable about a city that destroys its natural beauty in order to support its only industry.

 About 50 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 8
8 Any Gender, Easily Expandable


Simple Set


 31 pages

Comedy Young Audiences

Written to be performed for grade school and family audiences.

An environmental fable about a city that destroys its natural beauty in order to support its only industry. When the characters realize that their landscape has been devastated, the audience must play a role in the rebuilding process.

This play blends storytelling and song and is particularly challenging for the ensemble. They get to play miners, lumberjacks, scientists, and the very environment itself.

8 Characters
8 Any Gender, Easily Expandable

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

Narrator [A] 40 lines
Here to tell the story of Sudbury.
Sir [A] 246 lines
A travel agent with big dreams and a short temper. Four Monologues.
Rex [A] 153 lines
Sir’s faithful and unlucky assistant.
Customer [A] 14 lines
Wants to go to B.C.
Big Saw Davies [A] 14 lines
Sent from the Lumberjack association.
Scientist [A] 14 lines
Represents the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Train [A] 8 lines
Chugga chugga chugga.
Rock Guys (5) [A] 16 lines
Takes metal, gives money. Capitalism at work! (Played by Lumberjacks)
Lumberjacks (5) [A]
One Song
Miners (5) [A] 4 lines
One Song
Dancers (2) [A]

Prop List

tin whistle, baseball cap reading “Sir”, phone, large map, baseball cap reading “Rex”, two engineers hats, two pieces of pipe, book, huge slate, 26 placards with each letter of the alphabet, compass, heavy bag of rock, big book: “How to Plant a Tree”, seedling

Multimedia

This Old Hammer (p. 8)
The Lumberjack Alphabet (p. 15)
Drill Ye Tarriers, Drill (p. 21)

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