In the Valley of the Sun

Author: Richard Warren

In the Valley of the Sun

Description: Dreams collide with love when a country girl from Arizona leaves her cowboy lover behind and heads to New York hoping to dance in “Cats” on Broadway.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 3/29/2012
Content Advisory: Minimal adult content
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males

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Keywords: Coming of Age · Drama · Drug Use and Abuse · Families · Grief and Mourning · HIV/AIDS · Naturalism/Realism · Racial Identity/Relationships · Romance · Sickness and Mental Illness · Single Set · Social Issues · Tearjerker · Westerns

Original Production Information

In the Valley of the Sun was first presented in 2004 by Canyon Moon Theatre, Sedona, Arizona, with the following cast and credits:

Maria: Natalie Messersmith
Steel: Randy Messersmith
Trudy: Maureen Dias
Sporter: Mike Levin
Sasha: Chloe Marcus

Director: Daniel L. Schay
Lighting Design: Lyrica Tyree
Set & Costumes: Mary G. Guaraldi