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The Mound Builders

Lanford  Wilson

At an archeological dig in the midwest, a party of university scientists are unearthing vestiges of a lost Indian civilization. Heading the group is Dr. Howe, accompanied by his wife and daughter, and by a younger associate and his wife. They are all joined by Dr. Howe's sister, a famous, and jaded, novelist, who is "drying out" after many years of dissipation in remote parts of the world. There is also an outsider, the acquisitive son of a local landowner, who wants the digging site to be turned into a commercialized tourist trap. Interweaving past and present through the use of slides, the action of the play probes into the lives - and conflicts - of these disparate people. Their story evokes resonances which illuminate what we are and will surely become, and which underscore the irony of our collective blindness to the disturbing lessons which a close study of the past must inevitably reveal.

Play Details:
Genre(s): Drama
Time Period(s): Not Available
Play Type: Play
Runtime: Not Available
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Year First Published: Not Available
Total Characters: 7
Male Characters: 3
Female Characters: 4
Androgynous Characters:Not Available
Minimum Cast: Not Available
Maximum Cast: Not Available
Cost: FEE: $50 per performance
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Publisher: Dramatists Play Service
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