Over the Mountain

Author: Brian Thorstenson

Over the Mountain

Description: A war rages. On one side of the mountain two men catalogue photographs of prisoners, On the other side two sisters meet in the rain for possibly the last time.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 2/11/2013
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 85 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males

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Keywords: Drama · Families · Large Cast Size · Mostly Female Characters · Naturalism/Realism · Politics · Social Issues · War

Original Production Information

The world premiere of Over the Mountain was presented by Brava! for Women in the Arts in association with the Theatre Department of Santa Clara University in April, 2009.It was directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges with original music by Meklit Hadero. Set design by Jerry Enos, lighting design by Derek Duarte and costumes by Barbara Murray.

The cast was as follows:

Jo: Lauri Smith
Hannah: Anne Darragh
Isabelle: Cathleen Riddley
Lenny: Michael Heriford
Horn: Jeffrey Adams
Ruth: Rachel Rajput
Woman: Meklit Hadero

Over the Mountain was previously developed at the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Amy Mueller Artistic Director, The Z Space Studio, David Dower Artistic Director, The Global Age Project/Aurora Theater, Tom Ross Artistic Director and at Santa Clara University.