So Long

Written by:

Meredith Taylor-Parry

Cast Size:
6

Roles For:

  • Men: 4
  • Women: 2

Genre:

Historical

Themes:

20th Century
Canadian History
Great Depression

Length:

55 min.

Synopsis:

In So Long, it is 1934 and the Miller family is facing another summer of hardship as relentless drought continues to grip Southern Alberta. With his older brother gone to ride the boxcars, 10-year-old Charlie is left behind to deal with the farm chores and the brunt of his father’s frustration on his own. Charlie finds comfort in his books and his best friend Agnes, but both children are troubled by the hushed, urgent tones of the adults around them. As Charlie and his Papa continue to grow apart we wonder if circumstances will allow them to find their way back to each other again. This is a story about change and hope in the life of a child during Canada’s Great Depression. (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

CHARLIE MILLER: a 10-year-old boy
ROBBIE MILLER: his older brother who just turned 17
ROBERT MILLER: their father
LAURA MILLER: their mother
AGNES MACDOUGALL: a 9-year-old girl from the neighbouring farm, and Charlie’s best friend
A DRIFTER

First Produced:

2011, Sandbox Children’s Theatre

Resources:

So Long is available through the CPO Website.

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