The Kentucky Cycle - Play Nine, The War on Poverty Summary & Analysis

Robert Schenkkan
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Play Nine, The War on Poverty Summary

A narrator sets the scene, on the site of the original homestead that has been destroyed by the mining company. All that remains is rock and the occasional young pine tree. It's 1975, 21 years later.

Joshua is now 65 and looks worn down. He describes a dream where he hears Scotty calling to him from across a muddy river. Joshua sees Scotty standing with his father and Mary Anne and a large group of other people. They are calling to him, but he can't hear what they're saying because the noise of the river and the wind is too loud.

The lights change, and two men are digging in the ground at the homestead. As they study a bundle of buckskin by the light of a camping lantern, they are shot at and they run off, leaving the lantern...

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