An action-packed drama with heart, dark humour, and song, And Bella Sang with Us is inspired by Canada’s first women police officers, Constables Minnie Miller and Lurancy Harris, and a remarkable story from Ladies of the Night, a career memoir by Calgary police officer Margaret Glides. Hired in Vancouver in 1912 to deal with ‘the female morality question,’ Miller and Harris battle prejudice and condescension; a child-prostitute and her hulking, mentally-unhinged female champion; one another; and their own limitations and demons. (From the CPO Website)
Constable Minnie Miller
Constable Lurancy D. Harris
Alderman Daniel Crane
Old Joseph (essentially a ‘cameo’)
Woman in Distress (voice only)
Vancouver Fringe Festival, 2016
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Play written to be performed by 6 actors, but can be played by 8. # of Male roles: 4 roles intended for CAST OF 2 # of Female roles: 5 roles intended for CAST OF 4.
Bella Boychuk/Gertrude Crane
Old Joseph/Daniel Crane
Constable Fields/Connor O’Rourke
Mai Ji/Woman in Distress
This play includes some violence and sexual content.