Setting the Moon

by Thomas L. Durkin

Evan Traynor, a young drifter headed for the Canadian border, decides to rob a small, family restaurant on a Montana backroad.  What he thinks will be an easy grab-and-run turns out to be a real headache for Evan, in more than one way. The quick-witted owner operator of the restaurant, Lenny Colson, has her own way of dealing with her “customers” in this entertaining comedy of cunning and conning.

  • Cast Size: 2M 2W
  • Running Time: 45+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $40 per performance

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About the Playwright

Thomas L. Durkin was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1948.  He first became involved with theater in high school and has continued that involvement throughout his life.  At the age of 24, he was serving in England with the U.S. Air Force when he began writing plays.  While in England, he helped form an Anglo-American little theater group in the village of Mildenhall.  Returning to Cincinnati in 1975, Thomas  enrolled at Edgecliff College of Xavier University.  It was there he saw the first production of one of his plays, Oh?…For Heaven’s Sake!.  Other plays include In Lieu that was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2021 New Play Festival by Garry Marshall Theatre and was presented as a podcast in October 2021 by Dean Productions Theatre, both theaters in California.  Other works include the one-acts PigeonsClips, and The Golden Apples.  Thomas now lives in the Columbus, Ohio, area and ardently continues his theater involvement with local professional and community productions.

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