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The Moonstone
The Moonstone
By R.N. Sandburg. Adapted from the novel by Wilkie Collins.

Cast: 6 to 7m., 5 to 6w., 1 child, with doubling, may be expanded. The moonstone, a sacred Indian gem protected by three guards and an ancient curse, is stolen by the British officer Herncastle. His life dissolves into ruin, his family rejecting him. In an act of revenge, he bequeaths the moonstone to his niece, Rachel, for her 18th birthday. As expected, the moonstone wreaks chaos on the family, disappearing the very night it is given to Rachel. Her plans to marry Franklin Blake are destroyed. Her high-minded cousin Godfrey is attacked. And the most renowned detective in all England suspects that the theif is none other than Rachel herself. The curse will only be removed with the return of the moonstone to its proper place. The Moonstone, filled with memorable characters, is quite sophisticated in delineating the complexities and misunderstanding of human interaction. It is considered to be among the best of modern English detective stories. Unit set.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  MC2
Cast Size:  18
No. of Act(s):  3
Pages:  103
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  140 min.
Categories
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama | Mystery | Literary Classic
ISBN (10): 1583420231
Publication Date: 07/21/2000
Biographies
R.N. Sandberg's plays have been seen in Australia, Canada, England, Japan, Panama and South Korea as well at U.S. theaters such as Barter Theatre, Dallas Children's Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Intiman Theatre, La Mama, Providence Black Rep, Stage One: Louisville's Children's Theatre, Stages Repertory Theatre and Yale Cabaret. He has been commissioned by, among others, McCarter Theatre, Metro Theater Company ...More
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This title can be licensed/sold throughout the world
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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