The Company Store

Written by:

Mary Vingoe

Cast Size:
8

Roles For:

  • Men: 4
  • Women: 3

Genre:

Adaptation
Drama

Themes:

Growing Up
Home

Year Written:

1998

Synopsis:

The Company Store is an adaptation of the Sheldon Currie novel, a boy’s memory of growing up in a coal mining town and his struggle to leave it.” (From the Playwright’s Atlantic Resource Centre Catalogue)

Characters:

Ian Macdonald: nineteen when we first meet him, fifteen and sixteen in flashback scenes

Catharine: Ian’s mother

Angus: Ian’s father

Catharine Anne: Ian’s younger sister

Roddie: Angus’s friend and fellow miner

Gloria: A year older than Ian

Father D: The parish priest (doubles with Roddie)

The Crowd at the Fire (recorded voices)

Resources:

The Company Store is available through the CPO Website.

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