Smoke Ville

Written by:

Genevieve Adam

Cast Size:
7

Roles For:

  • Indigenous Peoples: 1
  • Men: 2
  • People of Colour: 1
  • Women: 5

Genre:

Comedy
Historical

Themes:

Canada
Colonialism
Friendship
History
Romance
Women

Length:

65 min.

Year Written:

2023

Synopsis:

What happens when a prim and proper Regency lady diarist…meets Canada’s answer to Davy Crockett?

In 1792, John Simcoe, first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, sails from Kingston to Niagara when a violent storm forces him to shelter in Wellington, the home of Daniel Reynolds. The storm passes, and Lord Simcoe is carried on to Niagara for the opening of the Upper Canada legislature. But when his wife is taken ill, he is forced to leave her behind with the rough and ready Reynolds….

In an “Odd Couple” meets “Bridgerton” romp, their relationship kicks off a hilarious modern day culture clash between a skeptical local librarian and a big-city hot shot historian, determined to convert the locals to her vision for their small town of Smoke Ville.

Characters:

MALLORY CRONK – (female) big city writer transplanted to the County
CRISTAL BOWERMAN – (female) archivist at the Wellington library
LADY ELIZABETH SIMCOE – (female) touring the colonies with her husband and children. Firestarter. Crisp English accent.
DANIEL REYNOLDS – (male) nicknamed “Old Smoke”. The first white man to settle in Wellington.
NANCY WAITE – (female) Yankee. Come across the lake to either marry Old Smoke or murder him.
AUNTIE – (female) Kanien’keha:ka hunter. Ally to Old Smoke. Searching for buried treasure.
EMMETT CRONK – (male) local boy. Married to Mallory. Full of invisible holes.

Resources:

Play can be accessed by contacting the author at genevieveclaireadam@gmail.com or through the Canadian Play Outlet

Warnings:

Play contains sexual situations and swearing.