Missing

Written by:

Florence Gibson MacDonald

Cast Size:
7

Roles For:

  • Men: 3
  • Women: 4

Genre:

Drama
Mystery

Themes:

Chorus
Crime
Gender Roles
Justice System
Marriage
Police
Rural

Length:

120 min.

Year Written:

2009

Synopsis:

“In Missing, Evelyn MacMillan, wife and mother of three, has vanished without a trace. When Detective Carol Seaforth is brought in to investigate, the MacMillan’s rural, Southern Ontario town is turned upside down to uncover the truth behind Evelyn’s disappearance. As Carol grows closer to Evelyn’s husband and withdraws from her own marriage, long-hidden secrets bubble to the surface, eventually bringing the investigation to a diner on the outskirts of London, Ontario.” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

Trevor MacMillan: farmer and husband of the missing woman, Evelyn MacMillan.

Michelle MacMillan: fifteen, oldest of their three children.

Carol Seaforth: detective, Criminal Investigation Bureau.

Ian Seaforth: her husband, a teacher.

Janine: waitress at a roadside diner.

Elaine: short-order cook.

Freddy: mild cognitive impairment, works the gas pumps at the diner

First Produced:

2009, Factory Theatre

Resources:

Missing is available through the CPO Website and Playwrights Canada Press.

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

To view other works by this playwright, click here.

Notes:

The acting ensemble creates the landscape and the soundscapes, the townsfolk, searchers, reporters, media, radio and choral voices.