Drama. 35-40 minutes. 3 females, 8 any gender. Suitable for middle school and older.
This competition-length version is available digitally. The original 50-60 minute version of the play, winner of the 2022 Distinguished Play Award from the American Alliance for Theatre & Education, is available here in both printed and digital editions.
Plagued by a mysterious illness, teenage shut-in Ash longs to see the world. But she refuses to be sad, instead befriending strangers as they parade past her window, helping each one smile despite their war-torn land's darkness and dystopia. When Ash learns that the building being constructed near her home is a new post office, she dreams of a life spent delivering the mail and traveling beyond her small village in this magical and theatrical contemporary adaptation of Tagore's classic play.