It's the summer of 1969. Cities are crumbling, and the country is divided about the Vietnam War and the crushing economy. As the country prepares for the Apollo 11 moon landing, young people gather in a park to play, to protest and to work. Joe, testing self-discovery, tries on the guise of a mime, an explorer and a Shakespearean actor to discover who he is. Natasha is looking for friendship but cannot look up from reading War and Peace to connect with anyone. David comes to the park to work, but bittersweet memories keep him apart from his friends. Russell has created a group of disenchanted teens to protest the war and the wasteful spending of the moon landing. Sent to America to get out of the beginnings of "the troubles" in Belfast, Ireland, Madrigal knows the times are fragile and call for magic. If the fairies won't supply enchantment—she will. She recreates herself as a gift-giving sprite who designs a moon tree in celebration of the coming moon landing and devises a scavenger hunt complete with gifts for all. The youngest in the park believe in the magic of the mysterious fairy while the older ones carry all the cynicism of their elders. They fear her innocent offerings and resolve to capture the evil gift-giver. But with a little moon glow shining down on them, all become enraptured by the scavenger hunt and, under the midsummer moon, discover truths about themselves and each other in this coming-of-age tale of surprising friendships, unexpected journeys and the awakening of new possibilities.
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