Roll Up Your Sleeves For Victory: A WW2 Sketch Set Near Halifax, NS

Written by:

Sue Higgs

Cast Size:
11

Roles For:

  • Men: 2
  • Women: 9

Genre:

Comedy

Themes:

Gender Roles
Women
Women's History
World War II

Length:

12 min.

Year Written:

2013

Synopsis:

Roll Up Your Sleeves For Victory is a light comedy is set in a munitions factory back room where the ladies are having a coffee break. The year is 1942 and WWII is in full swing. It covers war rationing, censoring of letters and soldiers’ rations. May has baked some cookies, but because of rationing, there isn’t enough to go round. Jean has a date with an American sailor and her friend Bev draws lines up the back of her legs to simulate stockings. Bren has just got engaged, but her fiancĂ©e has left Halifax to go and fight in the war. The ladies fantasize about doing more glamorous work: joining the Army, the Air Force or the Wrens, but they know they are needed at home.” (From the Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre Online Catalogue)

Characters:

Audrey

Eva

May

Rose

Helen

Marg

Ruby

Jean

Bev

Barb

Bren

Manager

First Produced:

2013, Eastern Shore Players

Resources:

Roll Up Your Sleeves For Victory is available through the Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre Online Catalogue.

To view other works by this playwright, click here.

Notes:

Note from playwright: These ladies need to be of general working age to be working in a factory in Halifax during WWII. They are all in good spirits as they are on their coffee break.

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