Yankee Notions

Written by:

Anne Chislett

Cast Size:
30

Roles For:

  • Men: 17
  • Women: 8

Genre:

Comedy

Themes:

Canada
Canadian History
Family
Relationships
Women

Length:

125 min.

Year Written:

1992

Synopsis:

It’s the tumultuous year that followed the Mackenzie rebellion, and the future of Canada is at stake. With nothing in common, two young women are at daggers drawn as Sarah chooses to save her family while Maria does battle for her country. The story of how ordinary people cannot win against the power of authority and privilege until they learn to join forces.

Characters:

Sarah / Maria / Annie / Emma / Mrs. Moodie / Peggy / Lady Macnab / Lizzie / Robinson / Onlooker / Messenger / Ben / Piper/ Fiddler / Macdonald / Durham / Sam / Macnab / Couper / Wheeler / Purser / Hangman / Victim / Servant to Robinson / Sailor on Durham’s boat / French Porter / Footman to Durham / Merrit / Arthur / Lukin / Jake

First Produced:

1992, Blyth Festival

Resources:

Yankee Notions is available through the CPO Website.

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