This is the story of Junie Moon and her friends, Arthur and Warren. Each has been tragically handicapped but each has retained the strength and humor they desperately need in their search for a fulfilling life. Meeting in a hospital, they decide to pool their meager resources and face the world together. The play tells of their adventures, sad and happy, comic and tragic. The New York Times called Junie Moon "...most affecting work...funny, sardonic, more often tender."
- Type of Show Full-length Play
- Product Code T15000
- Cast Size 12
- Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
- Cost $9.95
- Approx. Run Time 95 min
- Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
- Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Touring Group
- Genre Comedy | Drama
- ISBN(13) 9780871293244
- "Junie Moon offers young actors a challenge in stretching to portray people who are not physically or emotionally attractive. It was a difficult but ultimately rewarding production."
- Review by Karen Strickland, Jasper County High School, Monticello, GA
- "This show is so relevant for the high school student. Thematically it deals with something all teens are looking for -- acceptance. My students thoroughly enjoyed performing this show."
- Review by Brad Watson, Nampa Senior High School, Nampa, ID
- "Junie Moon is filled with interesting characters, even down to the smallest roles. It is touching and thought provoking. It will leave an audience thinking about how they view others."
- Review by Kerry Lawson, Salem Academy, Winston-Salem, NC
- "Each part has REAL character and acting content. There is no empty "walk-on" in Junie. Cast of 12Ñ12 acting challenges."
- Review by Danielle Barry, Raritan Valley Community College VAPA Department, North Branch, N.J.
- "The students and the audiences loved this show. Its mixture of comedy and touching drama challenged the actors, but I was excited by how well they were able to live up to that challenge."
- Review by Zac Curtis, Harrison High School, Colorado Springs, Colo.
- "The play was a huge success! It was the best nonmusical play that we've ever done here. The students loved the script because it challenged them to stretch their dramatic acting skills. There was not a dry eye in the audience every night the show ran."
- Review by Nelsa Feaster, Crest High School, Shelby, N.C.
- "Excellent playÑa wonderful challenge for studentsÑnot a single flat character in the play."
- Review by Chris Stiles, Concordia High School, Concordia, Kan.