KEEPERS AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA
ISBN: 978-1-60003-114-4
Type: One Act
Genre: Drama
Themes: Deception, Crime, Decisions
Duration: 25 minutes
Speaking Cast: 1 female, 2 males (3 total cast)
SYNOPSIS: Abby, a young lighthouse keeper, is alone tending her duties when a fierce, unexpected spring storm begins. She is surprised by two men, Mr. Trent and Jack. They are "Moon Cussers." They want two ships, scheduled to return that evening, to wreck so they can lay claim to the goods that wash ashore. Mr. Trent is desperate. He has a dying wife and three children and will do whatever is necessary to accomplish the task. Jack is more ambivalent and less ruthless. As the evening progresses, Abby is determined to light the lantern for the safety of the men on the ships. Mr. Trent is equally determined to stop her. That leaves Jack caught in the middle.
Hampton Roads Academy
Newport News, VA
Kamiakin High School
Kennewick, WA
Bridgewater-Emery High School
Bridgewater, SD
"Hurd Awarded Superior Performer at Region 1-B One-Act Play Festival The Bridgewater-Emery High School One-Act Play cast and crew presented the one-act drama Keepers at the Edge of the Sea by Ann Marie Oliva to the 4th-8th grade students at the Bridgewater Gym on Tuesday, January 27 before heading off to the Region 1-B One-Act Play Festival at Brandon Valley Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, January 28. Junior Autumn Hurd earned a Superior Performer award at the contest for her performance of Abby. No more than twelve students may be nominated for this award at the region competition."
By Valerie Marsh - Director - Bridgewater-Emery High School
"This play offered substantive, dramatic parts for our cast of three. The stage combat proved to be a bit tricky. Rather than having Jack use the handle of a knife to knock Mr. Trent unconscious, he used a piece of wood from a crate by the wood stove. It was interesting to research the history of lighthouse keepers and mooncussers in the 1800's in preparation for this play."
By Valerie Marsh - Director - Bridgewater-Emery High School
Bridgewater-Emery High School, Autumn Hurd (Abby), Tristan Kellar (Jack), and Cameron Steen (Mr....
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