WATER BABIES

This is a play for young audiences, a very free adaptation of Charles Kingsley’s classic 19th century novel.  Tom and Ellie become Water Babies, cavorting first in Harthover River.  Then they travel to St. Brandan’s Isle.  Ejected, they go into the Deep where the Gairfowl takes them to visit Mother Carey at the Other End Of Nowhere.  As they travel the world of the play becomes progressively stranger, more abstract.  The ending is unexpected.

The play was given a workshop at the Playwrights Center, but is otherwise unproduced.  For a sample scene, go here.  For information and a complete script, please contact John.