Moonchildren is a coming of age story for a group of college grad students who are facing the possibility of a draft and getting shipped off to fight in Vietnam.
It accurately depicts the gravity tension and of that time in American life. The story elements are second to character building and skit like comedy. There are running jokes and odd little notions.
The major down side of this play is that it would be hard to produce. There is a working refrigerator, a wall of milk bottles that needs to be real, and a living cat all part of this script. Thus it is more of a script for a film than one for a play.
Moonchildren was a fun read and I'm glad I read it but it still works better and literature than as production.
Who should read this book: Hippies and theater geeks.
Total Books Read: 10 of 5,000
Total pages read for 'The 5,000 Project':1,975