The Bone Orchard

Lucy Mitchell wants to die a virgin martyr until she falls in love with Fisher, the boy who's been hired to dig her grave. A sweet little love story about friendship, death and the legacy we leave behind.

May be performed with 4 actors, or as many as 12. Some roles are gender neutral and can be cast according to the needs of the production.
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The Bone Orchard

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  • Rachel Bublitz:
    4 Nov. 2018
    A sweet and strange coming of age play. Wilder uses humor and compassion to touch on death, family, love, and responsibility. This would make a lovely play for colleges to produce.
  • Megan Huggins:
    3 Jun. 2018
    A really lovely, gentle, and humorous look at death. The emphasis lies on the importance of moments, and living boldly for ourselves and each other. Fisher and Lucy are delightful, and the balance of life and death is touching.
  • Donna Gordon:
    27 Feb. 2018
    Ms. Wilder tackles a difficult subject, dying, with humorous finesse. Her gallows humor is ever present. She turns tragedy into triumph in everyday language. This play is about an orchard, and how death is a part of the ongoing life cycle. A most unusual play with a poetic theme.

Development History

  • Workshop
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    Great Plains Theatre Festival
    ,
    2017
  • Commission
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    Denver Center Theatre
    ,
    2009
  • Workshop
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    Perry Mansfield New Works Festival
    ,
    2009