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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

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Studio Theatre, Sheridan


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


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

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Theatre and Performance Studies


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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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