Sunset Johnson

by Ed Shockley

About the Play

Drama. About 10 minutes. 1 female, 1 male. Suitable for high school and older. 

Developed at American Concert Theatre (Phila.), Frank Silvera Writers Workshop (N.Y.) and African Continuum Theatre (DC).

Sunset Johnson is also available as part of On the Edge: Challenging Short Plays for Teen Actors, a collection that may be produced in any order (and with any plays left out).


Sunset Johnson is a young black soldier back home in Virginia from World War I. He is hiding in the woods ducking work on his father's farm. He happens upon a young white girl chasing butterflies and also ducking farm work. The two enjoy an innocent, witty and simultaneously dangerous flirtation.

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