Description

Set in the Canadian Prairies in 1928 the lead characters Jennie and Harry McGrane want to start a family. When Jennie consults with a doctor in Calgary to find out why there's "nothin' happenin'", she learns the shattering truth of the "appendix operation" she's had at 16 - in fact a legal steralization performed because she was diagnoses as feeble-minded. The devastating effect of this news on Jennie and Harry, and the shocking revelations of the role played by her priest - and her mother - in this officially sanctioned violation of her body and spirit, create a powerful story of retribution and redemption in rural Alberta.

Director: Jane Carnwath

Publication Date

4-21-1999

Production Year

1998/1999

Theatre Location

Studio Theatre, Sheridan

Cast

Jennie McGrane: Colleen O’Brien
Harry McGrane: Michael Walmsley
Father Edward Fabrizeau: David Nevin
Edna Delevault: Martha Farrell
Molly Dorval: Sarah Goddard

Keywords

Jennie’s Story, Jennie McGrane, Theatre Sheridan, musical theatre

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Disciplines

Theatre and Performance Studies

Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

School

Department of Visual and Performing Arts

Files

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Download the Program (3.1 MB)

Download 1998/1999 Theatre Sheridan Season Program (1.7 MB)

Creative Commons License

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Original Citation

Carnwath, J. (Director). (1999, April 21 – May 1). Jennie’s story [Theatre Performance]. Oakville: Theatre Sheridan.

Jennie’s Story, April 21 – May 1, 1999

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