1949 by David French


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1949 continues the saga of the Mercer family, enlarged to include the extended family as well as off-stage characters from earlier plays. David French deals with the emotional and political decisions that the characters must come to as Newfoundland joins Confederation on April Fool’s Day of 1949. As recent immigrants to Toronto, the members of the Mercer family see this event both as a new future and as a loss of Newfoundland’s culture and independence.
Year Printed: 2015
First Produced: 1988 by the Canadian Stage Company, Toronto.
Running TIme: 120 minutes
Acts: 2
Male Cast: 6
Female Cast: 6
Other Cast: 2