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
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
Theatre and Performance Studies
Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design
Department of Visual and Performing Arts
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Theatre Sheridan, "Jennie’s Story, April 21 – May 1, 1999" (1999). Theatre Sheridan Productions. 97.
Carnwath, J. (Director). (1999, April 21 – May 1). Jennie’s story [Theatre Performance]. Oakville: Theatre Sheridan.