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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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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