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The play deals with themes of time, the seasons and the cycles of life and ageing. A 'boy' prepares the audience for the arrival of the 'daughter of the moon', who is very old, only comes to earth 'once in a blue moon', and can only stay for one night. When she arrives, poetic images of the moon, childhood and the cycle of life are evoked as she and the boy play together. Finally, after dwelling on the nature of dreams, memories and the loss of loved relatives, it is time for her to return to the sky. To soften the boy's sadness, she explains the inevitability of ageing by paralleling it with the water cycle, demonstrating with a blue cloth that emerges, shimmers over the audience and then retreats.
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