Rings of the Tree • A Play

by Mahonri Stewart

(Under license from Prospero Arts and Media)

Diana Applesong is a Victorian woman who has experienced tragedy after tragedy in her mysterious life. Eventually, after dealing with so much grief, she cloisters herself and her servants into her mansion, cutting herself off from the world. However, a group of young, life-loving explorers stumble upon her secretive existence and set off a chain of events that places her face to face with that which she is most afraid of—love. Yet, not all is at it seems in the romantic mystery-fantasy, as plot twist after plot twist brings Diana’s story to a riveting conclusion.

GENRES: Romance, Mystery, Fantasy, Period Drama


PLAY DETAILS

  • CAST SIZE: 9 (4 f, 5 m)
  • RUN TIME: 2 hours
  • SETS:
  • COSTUMES:
  • ORDER # 3310

AWARDS

  • LDS Film Festival Best Screenplay Award (for the screenplay version)

REVIEWS

“Rings of the Tree has broad appeal. Folks from 8 to 80, especially feminists and young women will enjoy the play . . . The thought-provoking plot twists and turns make the play interesting and keep the audience fully engaged. This is a play you can’t leave at the theater; you take it home with you. Stewart has a gift for writing dialogue. His conversations are well thought out and go a long way in developing the characters. For an ensemble cast, I found all the characters surprisingly well developed.”Nan McCulloch, AML-List

“The plot was interesting, unconventional, unpredictable, and definitely trending right now . . . it’s innovative and bold . . . a truly daring show.”Paige Guthrie, Utah Theatre Bloggers Association


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.): SOON
  • The PRINT VERSION of RINGS OF THE TREE is published by ZARAHEMLA BOOKS in the volume EVENING EUCALYPTUS AND OTHER 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 #3310a : $40.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
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  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3310d : $90
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  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3310e : $80
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  • 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:

Rings of the Tree

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:
RINGS OF THE TREE is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


PRODUCTIONS

  • Imminent Catharsis Media, 2012
  • PREMIERE: Utah Valley University, 2006