For Home and Country

Written by:

Leanna Brodie

Cast Size:
15+

Roles For:

  • Men: 1
  • Women: 8

Genre:

Drama
Translation

Themes:

Agriculture
Canadian History
Education
Friendship
Gender Roles
History
Rural
Siblings
Small Town
Women's History

Length:

105 min.

Year Written:

2002

Synopsis:

For Home and Country dramatizes the generational conflict created by the rise of an urban radicalized feminist agenda in the latter part of the 20th century and its head-on collision with its much more conservative, rural roots in the Women’s Institute.” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

Erland Lee / Ellen / Mrs. Richmond / Lorna Hawthorne / Laura Rose / Greelman / Little Olive / Mrs. Thexton / Mrs. Carr / Har’ld / Young Olive / Red Cross Official / Kevin/Oren / Guntar / Kate / Adelaide Hoodless / James / Judy Lertz / Janet Lee / Hodson / Putnam / Mrs. Skitch / Mrs. Fox / Mrs. Might / Zuzu / Ted / Olive / Keisha / Michelle / Chorus

First Produced:

2002, 4th Line Theatre, Millbrook, ON

Resources:

For Home and Country is available through Talonbooks and the CPO Website.

For more information about the playwright and her work, visit the CWPO collection.

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Notes:

This play has 15+ roles, but it can be done with 10 actors in a pinch. The roles may be doubled or played as is to scale the production up or down, as needed. There is also a Chorus that can either be doubled with the supporting roles or cast as a separate group.

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