Customer Service available Mon - Fri 9am to 9pm EST Sat & Sun 1pm to 8pm EST



Leanna Brodie

ISBN: 9780889225718

More Information Below:

Trade Paperback

This item is not in stock, but you aren't out of luck!

Let us know if you need it! We'll notify you once it is available.

Before adding items to your notifications list, please create an account or log-in.

Licensing Rights for this title are not available through Samuel French.

The time: 1938. The place: S.S. #1 Jericho School, a one-room schoolhouse in a farming area just outside the fictional village of Baker's Creek. There, a delightful but unmanageable group of children finally meets its match--Melita Linton, an 18-year-old teacher fresh out of Normal School. But Miss Linton soon faces her own challenge, in the form of Ewart, a menacing and mysterious juvenile delinquent sent to "straighten out" on a farm after doing time in Battenville Training School. The play chronicles Miss Linton's struggle to connect with a boy who has cut himself off from everyone, including himself--and to persuade the cautious and close-knit community to open its arms to this stranger in their midst.
Full of warmth and poignant humour, "Schoolhouse" evokes a way of life shared by generations of rural North Americans, exploring timeless themes of rejection, of compassion, of damage, of hope. It is a story about insiders and outsiders, and the fact that every time you draw a circle, some things are inside the circle and some things are not. In the end, the play is about those on the outside--about people who often "don't have the words" to express themselves or the training to cope with their lives but who have to get through anyway--those we leave behind to their own devices, who set themselves free.
Cast of 5 women and 7 men.
Now Playing