Full Length Play
Cast: 4m., 4w.
Thanksgiving, 1970: The Cowboys and Packers are on TV, John Gary's on the hi-fi, and friends are gathered for their traditional American feast. Members of the Greatest Generation now settled into conventional marriages and predictable careers, they are vaguely aware of the world moving on and away from them…and that something is coming for them. An unexpected call from a world-travelling old friend suddenly makes them confront all the choices they never knew they had, and that part of themselves that has died along the way.
Based on the short story by Evan S. Connell, THE PALACE OF THE MOORISH KINGS asks us which terms of surrender we must accept in order to belong, and what we must abandon to stay free.
"This is a play about choices, freedom, the past, the future, two wars, children, promises made, and promises broken…Good writing, vital subject matter, and the magic of the theater: our brains are engaged and so are our hearts." —Columbia Free Times.
"A powerful and thought-provoking night of theatre. THE PALACE OF THE MOORISH KINGS leaves you in a state of thoughtful contemplation." —Jasper Magazine.