Children of the Moon

   Opening on 17 August 1923 at the Comedy Theatre, Martin Flavin's offbeat play ran for 109 performances. Flavin called it a comedy, but this strange play deals with family madness brought on by moonlight, the romance and danger of aviation, and the war in France, with dollops of symbolism of fog and sea. At the end, the heroine, unbalanced by her mother's machinations, goes into a moon trance and asks the aviator whom she loves to fly her to the moon. He agrees, although he knows there is but a drop of fuel in the plane and a thick fog is rolling in. The play ends with the sound of the airplane motor and the mother's belated realization of what she has wrought.

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