Sunset Johnson by Ed Shockley

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About The Play

Drama.  About 10 minutes.  1 male, 1 female.  Suitable for high school and older. 

Developed at American Concert Theatre (Phila.), Frank Silvera Writers Workshop (N.Y.) and African Continuum Theatre (DC).


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Synopsis

Sunset Johnson is a young black soldier back home in Virginia from World War I. He is hiding in the woods ducking work on his father's farm. He happens upon a young white girl chasing butterflies and also ducking farm work. The two enjoy an innocent, witty and simultaneously dangerous flirtation.

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Did You Know?


Evan Baughfman’s passion for playwriting began in college when he wrote, acted in, and directed murder mystery dinner theatre plays for charity fundraisers.