New Plays New Jersey Bickford luna-stage

King of the Mountains

By Ben Clawson

New Plays New Jersey

Presented by: Luna Stage

Time: 7 pm

Location: The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown, NJ  07960

In May 1903, two men camped for three nights in Yosemite. Teddy Roosevelt wanted to “drop politics absolutely.” John Muir wanted to “do some forest good, talking around the fire. The difficulty was both men wanted to do all the talking. John and Teddy in the Mountains is the story of two great men trying to figure out what the hell to do with all this natural American land, even though by the time they asked the question, most of it was already gone.

Ben Clawson is the author of numerous full-length and one-act plays that have had professional productions, readings and workshops in New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C. and New Orleans. His full-length plays include Spilling Stuff and Breaking Things, Bootstraps, Omnivores, The Dangers of Electric Lighting, and Tilt the Unlit Candle. He has also written several evenings of short comedies including The Virilogy, We’ll See Tomorrow, Cave/Men, Things that Happen in Bars, New.Tricks, and Attention Span of a Fly which reopened the historic Paramount Theater in Asbury Park in Summer 2007. He has written commissioned works for the Luna Stage Company, The Montclair State University School of the Arts, and the Contagious Drama Theatre Workshop.

Ben Clawson received his B.F.A. in Theater from Montclair State University, NJ in May of 2007. He is the author of numerous full length and one act plays that have had professional productions, readings and workshops in New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C. and New Orleans. He has been an evening winner and finalist in the Samuel French Short Play festival, finalist for the Princess Grace Award in playwriting, and recipient of the Kennedy Center’s David Mark Cohen award. He is a founding member of the StrangeDog. Theater Company, with whom he has produced many of his plays.

Part of New Jersey Theatre Alliance Stages Festival

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