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Catron, Louis E., “Where Have All the Lightning Bugs Gone?” a drama in English, set in _____, _____,


; • © 1971, in Louis E. Catron’s Where Have All the Lightning Bugs Gone? (Boston: Baker’s Plays, 1971), also in Louis E. Catron’s Where Have All the Lightning Bugs Gone? (New York: Samuel French, Inc., 1971), SF 1190 (can pair with “At a Beetle’s Pace,” a drama, 1m1f; or “Touch the Bluebird’s Song,” a drama, 1m1f); • script/rights available from Baker’s Plays, 100 Chauncy Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02111-1783, U.S.A., telephone 617-482-1280, fax 617-482-7613; Western Representative, Samuel French, Inc., 7623 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90046, U.S.A., telephone 213-876-0570, fax 213-876-6882; Canadian Representative, Samuel French, Ltd., 80 Richmond Street East, Toronto M5C 1P1, Canada, telephone 416-363-3536, fax 416-363-1108, or Samuel French, Ltd, 52 Fitzroy Street, London W1P 6JR, England, SF 1087; script available from Hansen Drama Shop, 718 East 39th South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84107-2106, U.S.A., telephone (801) 268-8753, fax (801) 265-3829. Contact Louis E. Catron at e-mail lecatron@widomaker.com.

§ Dramatis Personae _____ (m), __, _____; _____ (f), __, _____.

§ Synopsis “Brief encounter in park between young girl and boy who discover love.”—Play Index 1968-1972: An Index to 3,848 Plays, edited by Estelle A. Fidell (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1973), p. 45.

§ Comment “A bright and warmly nostalgic play about the almost unspeakably poignant wonder of love. Hugely popular with audiences and producers in high school, college and community theatres. The boy and girl meet, then fall in love by discovering how to ‘touch’—as human, not sexual, beings.”—Baker’s Plays One Act Play Scripts, http://bakersplays.com/oneact.htm, accessed July 17, 2001. • Research could include Louis E. Catron’s The Director’s Vision: Play Direction from Analysis to Production (Mountain View, California, U.S.A.: Mayfield Publishing Company, 1989), ISBN 0874847605. • Also, research could include Louis E. Catron’s Overcoming Directorial Mental Blocks About Blocking (New York: Samuel French, Inc., 1991), LCCN 92-161990. • Also, research could include Louis E. Catron’s The Elements of Playwriting, Elements of Series (New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, Inc., 1993), ISBN 0025229915. • Also, research could include Louis E. Catron’s The Elements of Playwriting, 1st Collier Books edition (New York: Collier Books; Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada; New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, 1994), originally published in New York by Macmillan Publishing Company, Inc., 1993, ISBN 0020692919. Also, research could include Louis E. Catron’s Playwriting: Writing, Producing, and Selling Your Play (Prospect Heights, Illinois, U.S.A.: Waveland Press, Prospect Heights, Illinois 60070, U.S.A., 1990), ISBN 0-88133-564-9; Prentice-Hall edition, 1984; ISBN 0139719954, is out of print.

§ Themes first encounter, park, poignancy, young love.

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