Glengarry School Days

Written by:

Anne Chislett, Janet Amos

Cast Size:
19

Roles For:

  • Men: 14
  • Women: 4

Genre:

Drama
Historical

Themes:

Youth

Length:

120 min.

Year Written:

1994

Synopsis:

A comic, romantic, and passionate tale of the unruly heroes of a little log school house in Glengarry County. The triumphs, disappointments and dreams of youth unfold against the stern expectations of Highland Presbyterian parents, and the riotous Free Trade Election of 1878.

Characters:

Adults

Mary Finch / Donald Finch / Rev. Murray / MacDonald Dubh / Archie Munro / Long John Cameron / John Craven

Young Adults

Ranald MacDonald / Mamie St. Clair / Murdie Fraser

Older Children

Thomas Finch / Margaret Aird / Betsy Dan Campbell

Children

Hughie Murray / Foxy Ross / Fusie / Jessac Finch / Jimmy Cameron / others at director’s discretion

First Produced:

1994, Blyth Festival

Resources:

Glengarry School Days is available through Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre.

To view other works by this playwright, click here.

Notes:

Based on the novels of Ralph Connor.

Elections Canada has an in-depth look at the electoral events of this play’s time period here.