Veranda

Written by:

Betty Jane Wylie

Cast Size:
8

Roles For:

  • Men: 4
  • Women: 4

Genre:

Drama

Themes:

European
Family
Immigration

Length:

90 min.

Year Written:

1990

Synopsis:

“About an immigrant Icelandic family in Canada, taking place over the long weekend in August 1953, with flashbacks from 1871 forward. The great-grandchildren prepare to stage a concert on the veranda, while the patriarch Petur Magnusson recalls his life.” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

Petur Magnusson. a retired merchant

Anna Magnusson, his wife

Karin Magnusson Olafson, his daughter

Loa Olafson, Karin’s daughter

Joey Magnusson, Petur’s great-grandson

Jennie Rivers, Petur’s great-granddaughter, Joey’s cousin

Svenn Magnusson, Petur’s and Anna’s son

Hans Magnusson, Petur’s and Anna’s grandson, Loa’s cousin

First Produced:

1990, Waterloo Playhouse, Iowa

Resources:

Veranda is available through the CPO Website.

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