Melvin B. Tolson

Three One-Act Plays

Typescripts from the Writings File of the Melvin B. Tolson Archives
at the Library of Congress Washington D.C.

"Transfiguration Springs"
Upper Boulders in the Sun
The Oklahoma Golden Anniversary Play

...“Transfiguration Springs,” revolves around a native white Virginian on an Oklahoma ranch who refuses the offer of his black neighbor to share his water supply during a drought. Rather than accept a favor from a black man, he steals his water, and his attitude changes only when his neighbor rescues the white man’s wife from a dangerous situation. -- from Melvin B. Tolson by Joy Flasch