Timothy Jay Smith
- How High the Moon
A Polish youth falls in love with a German soldier during the Nazi occupation of Warsaw, and a half century later, a college student comes out to his best friend during Gay Pride Week in a small Midwestern town.
“[The] dialogue is smooth and his style tasteful. His scenes had sensitivity and took on a life of their own.” – Detroit Repertory Theatre
“How High the Moon is incredibly brave – in many ways. The structure you’ve used – your willingness to write a German soldier with such heart – your refusal to soft pedal the subject – your willingness to show what everyone should know is the real, dangerous ugliness of the homophobia in the U.S. I hope the play gets produced hundreds of times.” – Toni Press-Coffman, playwright (“Touch,” “Trucker Rhapsody”) – from personal correspondence.
Won the 2002 Stanley Drama Award.
Two-Act: 2 hours – minimalist set
4M: late teens-50