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The Stone Girl by Robert A. Eiland

ISBN #1-60513-267-5
JAC #2016-0002

Cast of Characters

(All girls are pre-teen to mid-teens.)

  • TALIA RAYE - The new kid in town, originally from Boston, and often referred to as "newbie" by the other girls, a term that makes her uncomfortable. She is an avid diarist who narrates the first act, and wants to be a writer some day. She is very attached to her blind dad and her little brother. Her dad is an art history professor, widower and single parent raising his two kids as best he can.

  • SARA REVERE - Like her dad, who is a geologist with the U. S. Geological Survey, she is pretty geeky. She feels guilty she has joined this club and kept it a secret from her parents. She has a large burn scar on one side of her face from a house fire she barely escaped when she was 5, and from which her cherished grandmother did not escape. Her twin brother, Hunter, is best friend Rhia's boyfriend.

  • RHIANNON "RHIA" KELLY - She is an accomplished artist for her age in jewelry making, sewing and weaving; and wears some of what she makes. She is one of 6 children; and her parents have not been getting along for years. Their religious beliefs prevent them from considering divorce. Her snarkiness covers up her sadness about it. Her boyfriend is best friend Sara's twin brother, Hunter.

  • LUCINA LAZADO - Founder of the Sipapu Club, and an only child who lives with her half-Hopi aunt, whose fundamentalist religious dogma she resents. Her aunt, a nurse and missionary working on the Hopi reservation, got custody of her after her alcoholic mom went into rehab. Lucina has a dark edge to her, reflected in how she dresses and does her hair: in both cases black w/ red, including a black shirt or dress with long sleeves. She has a somewhat compulsive habit of twirling a Hopi bracelet she wears all the time. Her dad, now deceased, gave it to her.

  • PAKA - A Hopi medicine woman who goes through some formidable changes.

Synopsis

A dramedy in two acts for middle school to high school students, The Stone Girl tells the story of a group of girls living near Native American lands in Arizona who discover a mysterious, possibly magical, Hopi artifact, a sculpture of a spirit being from western Pueblo beliefs: a kachina. The girls, each of whom wrestles with serious personal challenges, must try to rise above adversity to make an important group decision. The play takes place in an ancient Hopi kiva, a room used by Puebloans for religious rituals, many of which are associated with the kachina belief system.

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Bob EilandAuthor Biography
BOB EILAND has published three plays, all "dramadies," with JAC Publishing and Promotions. Philosophical Differences was recognized with an Honorable Mention in the Writers Digest script competition, and was accepted for production by Stageloft Repertory Theatre for its New Playwrights Competition.
Super Cooper and Star Bright received staged readings in Northborough, MA and Harvard, MA respectively. They are all available for purchase on amazon.com. He is a current member of the Merrimack Valley Playwrights group in Lowell, and Founder/ex-President of a Shakespeare-in-the-Park theater group in Medfield, MA, the Gazebo Players. Bob has been active as a director, producer and actor for many years. He directed The Miracle Worker, To Kill a Mockingbird and The Night of the Iguana at Arlington Friends of the Drama, as well as Androcles and the Lion, Murder Has Been Arranged and The Most Dangerous Woman, a one-woman play about Mother Jones written by his father, Ted Eiland, at other venues around Boston and Worcester. He directs, produces and acts in staged readings of Old Time Radio scripts at his home town library in Harvard, MA annually. As an actor, he has performed as Charly in Flowers for Algernon, John Proctor in The Crucible, Ford in Merry Wives of Windsor, Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, Duke Orsino in Twelfth Night, Biff in Death of a Salesman, and Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace. His film work include principal roles in Michael Legge's Braindrainer, Night Basement and Alien Agenda: Under the Skin; as well as in Teja Arboleda's Got Race!.

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