Evening Eucalyptus • A Play

by Mahonri Stewart

(Under license from Prospero Arts and Media)

In self-exile, Arthur Stevenson has returned to his home country of Australia after he stood by while witnessing a brutal murder and did nothing. Yet, healing is offered to him as he reconnects with his childhood Aboriginal friend Pindari and falls in love with the strong and able Abigail Baker. But when two wandering swagmen come looking for work, the trouble they bring with them sets off a series of events that lead to both tragedy and redemption.

GENRES: Romance, Period Drama, Fantasy, Mythology

Artwork by Liz Pulido


PLAY DETAILS

  • CAST SIZE: 6 (2 f, 4 m)
    • ARTHUR STEVENSON, male
    • ABIGAIL BAKER, female
    • PINDARI, male 
    • JODY, female
    • ZEEK, male
    • TROOPER, male
    • DREAM SPIRITS, including: 
      • GREAT FISH 
      • NEPELLE
      • BUNYIP
      • RAINBOW SERPENT 
      • YABBRA
      • WEEUM
      • FEMALE DREAM SPIRIT 
      • DIRAWONG
      • TREE SPIRIT 
  • RUN TIME: 2 hours
  • SETS: 2 simultaneous locations, separately lit — Front Porch and Yard, Albury New South Wales // Riverbed with Eucalyptus tree
  • COSTUMES: 1912 Frontier Australia
  • Order #3305

REVIEWS

“Mahonri Stewart’s script conveys the perfect mood to match the early 20th century, Australian setting of the play . . . Evening Eucalyptus is a play that pushes the boundaries of theatrical convention . . . and the sweet story of a broken man and a strong woman in an enchanted land is one that I won’t forget soon.”Russell Warne, Utah Theatre Bloggers Association


“[Evening Eucalyptus] does a good job of weaving together several story lines with a sense of magic . . . the last lines of the play linger in the mind long after curtain call . . . an exciting climax and compelling resolution. There is a lot to recommend Evening Eucalyptus for a night of thought-provoking entertainment.”Kristin Perkins, Front Row Reviewers

“I was touched by the excellent writing and the introduction to the Aboriginal culture. Mahonri is a masterful writer . . . and it is always a pleasure to grapple intellectually with what his clever mind produces time after time.”Marilyn Brown, AML/Dawning of a Brighter Day


PERUSAL MATERIALS:

  • A copy of the PERUSAL SCRIPT (in PDF format) which contains Act One of the script of the play is available, (it also has an extensive Author’s Note.): Evening Eycalyptus PERUSAL
  • The PRINT VERSION of Evening Eucalyptus is published by ZARAHEMLA BOOKS in the volume: EVENING EUCALYPTUS AND OTHER ENCHANTED PLAYS and is available on Amazon
. A great way to peruse the entire script for $12.00 HERE

PRODUCTION/REHEARSAL MATERIALS:

(Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account?), email us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Do not purchase rehearsal materials or pay for royalties until you have performance clearance.)

  • Script in PDF format  — Order #3305a : $40.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3305d : $90



  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3305e : $80




  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.




BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

Evening Eucalyptus

by
Mahonri Stewart

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
EVENING EUCALYPTUS is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


PRODUCTIONS

  • Zion Theatre Company/Echo Theater, 2014