Mother Country

Written by:

Margaret Hollingsworth

Cast Size:
8

Roles For:

  • Men: 2
  • People with Disabilities: 1
  • Women: 6

Genre:

Drama

Themes:

Canada
Family
Relationships
Truth

Length:

120 min.

Year Written:

1980

Synopsis:

“In Mother Country, three Canadian women visit their British mother at her West Coast island home. The reunion crackles with tension as the deceit on which the women were raised is slowly exposed.” (From the CPO¬†Website)

Characters:

Janet Montgomery: Sixty-five years old. English.

Her Daughters: All born in Canada.

Sally: About forty. Lives with a minor mental disability.

Doreen: About thirty-eight.

Fran: About thirty-six.

Douglas: Doreen’s husband, English.

Maurice: An elderly neighbour, English.

Sharon Grebnik: Twenty-seven, American.

Voice of Rory Montgomery

First Produced:

1980, Tarragon Theatre

Resources:

Mother Country is available through the CPO Website.

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