The Secret Wisdom of Trees

Author: Christine Toy Johnson

The Secret Wisdom of Trees

Description: The story of Abby Green, an intrepid and fiercely funny octogenarian who tries to prepare her family and herself for her journey into Alzheimer’s by planting trees at the locations of her biggest memories.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 7/19/2016
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males

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Keywords: Art and Artists · Dark Comedy · Families · Grief and Mourning · Jewish · Large Cast Size · Mostly Male Characters · Requires/Supports Sophisticated Multimedia/Technical Elements · Shakespeare · Sickness and Mental Illness · Women

This play is in the following collections: Plays and Playwrights 2017

Original Production Information

THE SECRET WISDOM OF TREES was presented in the Barrow Group Theatre Company's Sunday reading series on January 10, 2016 with the following cast and crew:

Abby: Lynn Cohen
Danny: Ron Cohen
Jenny: Sarah Corey
Jonathan: Bob Kirsh
Noah: Jacob Heimer
Len: Benjamin Russell
Jacob: Nicholas Anderson

Director: Lee Brock.