A Field of Flowers

Written by:

Laurie Fyffe

Cast Size:
8

Roles For:

  • Men: 3
  • Women: 5

Genre:

Drama

Themes:

Canadian History
Parenthood
Women

Length:

125 min.

Year Written:

1990

Synopsis:

After her release from a training school for girls, Alice Staples, with her friend Gillian, sets out to steal back the baby she believes to be rightfully hers. Against the poverty of the Depression and society’s harsh moral code, can these two young women hold on to Alice’s child?

Characters:

ALICE STAPLES: Seventeen years old; mother of baby Elizabeth/Cassandra; middle class; educated.

GILLIAN BLACK: Eighteen years old; committed to New Victoria as an “incorrigible” at age eight.

ARTHUR STAPLES: Alice’s father; successful businessman.

BEATRICE BELLAIRE: First Lieutenant in Salvation Army; a believer.

LUCY THORBURN: Supervisor of New Victoria; dedicated.

EMILY KING: Adoptive mother of baby Elizabeth.

FRANKLIN KING: Emily’s husband. A prominent Toronto physician.

MILLER CRANE: Unemployed drifter.

First Produced:

Blyth Festival, 1990

Resources:

Available through the CPO Website.