Ross Carter

Playwright and novelist

A Right Blue Hill

Finalist, Woodward/Newman Drama Award, 2017–2018

Appalachia, 1929. A small mountain in North Carolina, near the Tennessee border. Elsie and Arville Cade eke out a living on their hillside farm.

A great national park is planned for this area. The Cades, like all the farmers on the mountain, will be bought out and forced to move.

If, that is, they survive a night of terror.

A Right Blue Hill has roles for 3 men and 3 women. The principal set is the interior of a mountain cabin. The play spans September 1928 to one year later. There are no special costume needs. The script is 79 pages, with two acts and 19 scenes.

Wouldn’t you like to take a moment now and read the first 15 pages?

If you would like a full script for perusal, or you wish to inquire about performance rights and royalties, email playwright at

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