A Roof Overhead and Other Plays (Paperback)

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A Roof Overhead and Other Plays (Paperback)


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Five Plays About the Search for Spirituality

National-award-winning playwright Mahonri Stewart continues to explore the contours of spirituality in an increasingly complicated world. This volume includes:

- A Roof Overhead-The Fielding family's Mormon values conflict with their tenant's atheistic beliefs. Can mutual tolerance be found, or will tragedy ruin their chances for finding common ground?

- Friends of God-This play dramatizes the history of Joseph Smith's martyrdom and the controversies and dangers that led up to it.

- "White Mountain" and "The Prince's House"-These two short plays explore the light and dark sides of the spiritual world.

- Yeshua-The New Testament Gospels are explored in new and beautiful ways.

"Stewart's skill at dialogue and characterization, mingled with just the right amount of humor, drama, and pathos, anchors us to the play-we become more than mere observers. . . . What A Roof Overhead] says to Mormons is, 'We are not alone in the world. We need to learn to get along with others of different or, sometimes, no faith.'"
-Excerpt from the AML Award Citation for Drama, 2012

"I'm getting more and more impatient to see great Mormon literature before I die Thanks to Mahonri Stewart, we're coming closer. . . . I loved his A Roof Overhead. . . . Hooray for quality It's coming "
-Marilyn Brown, Association for Mormon Letters

"Mahonri Stewart's Yeshua tells the familiar story of Jesus, but unlike so many retellings of the Savior's life, it does not play like a highlights reel of the Gospels. At its heart, Yeshua is about our need for deeply personal relationships-not only with the divine, but with all of humanity."
-Scott Hales, literary critic and award-winning cartoonist of Garden of Enid

Product Details ISBN: 9780988323377
ISBN-10: 0988323370
Publisher: Zarahemla Books
Publication Date: March 16th, 2016
Pages: 402
Language: English