The Chosen

Written by:

Rose Scollard

Cast Size:
10

Roles For:

  • Men: 5
  • Women: 5

Genre:

Dark Comedy
Horror/Thriller
Radio

Themes:

Gender Roles
Women

Length:

30 min.

Year Written:

1988

Synopsis:

“In a time and place not too far removed from our own, women get their class and status from their husbands but for a very unusual reason. Once chosen, they savour all the honours, joys and rewards accorded to Brutewives.” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

Dr. Alison Bateman: medical researcher into brutism

Henry: male or female; lab assistant

Gerry: Dr. Alison’s security

Karen: friend of Shelagh’s

Shelagh: has a husband she hopes is turning brute

Greg: Shelagh’s husband

Fenton: male or female; brute commissioner

Reporter: male or female

First Produced:

1988, CBC Radio

Resources:

The Chosen is available through the CPO Website.

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

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