Play script A dramatic saga, covering the life and times of Johnny Appleseed Stationary set, interspersed with slide projections American pioneer costumeswomen,men, who play all the characters in Johnny s life In the shade of an apple tree, Johnny Appleseed is discovered, age , listening to a distant drum Several figures gather around him, inquire as to what the drumming means As Johnny undertakes to explain, a projection comes up, taking him back to his boyhood, and the story unfolds, in the form of flashbacks, all through his long pilgrimage, making his lonely way through the Midwest, befriending the animals, coping with confidence men, protecting Indians and settlers alike, and always, always planting apple trees, with love in his heart and peace within himself