Laden with history, pirate lore and the beautiful nature of the Cape, The Mooncusser's Tale is a riveting, poetic tale of family conflict between those living within the bounds of nature and those who wish to supersede nature and use her and their own power against their fellow man. Its themes are increasingly relevant today.
The play will be rebroadcast at noon on June 1 on WOMR/WFMR FM, and live-streamed as well on womr.org. WCAI, an NPR station, will broadcast it at a date TBD. The Mooncusser's Tale is also posted at PRX exchange https://www.prx.org/exchange for NPR affiliates and other stations to consider, and at Audioport audioport.org for Pacifica stations to consider.
Please contact Janet Murphy Robertson (email@example.com) if you with to broadcast this play or to make it available for schools. It may be used as the basis for curriculum on 19th century maritime History, legends and lore; English writing; and the nature of a coastal area. Publishers, consider a young adult book version of The Mooncusser's Tale.
Lee is available to talk about the art of writing radio plays, the legends of mooncussers, and Cape maritime history. She will speak at the Wellfleet Library on May 29 at 7 pm.