Angel's River by Andrea Boyd
Angel's River tells the story of a teenager's difficult decision after giving birth to a baby girl. She believes giving her baby up for adoption is the best option for both of them, and struggles against the wishes of her mother and an unexpected visit from the baby's father. The unique structure of the play moves fluidly through time and place, from the August heat in a hospital room to the Winter banks of a river where the love story is revealed. Initiated by a mysterious twelve-year-old whose identity is revealed throughout the play, her story is a search for answers about identity, heritage and love, and the personal mythology that helps us understand who we are and where we come from. Set in rural New Brunswick in 1969, the play is inspired by a true story.
First produced in 2010 at Live Bait Theatre, Sackville, NB
Keywords: family, adoption, poverty, feminist, pro-choice, New Brunswick, strong female characters, love, birth
-Robin Waples, North Bay Nugget