Carrying the Calf by Shirley Barrie
Four women of different ages and cultural backgrounds meet in a self-defence class for women. Each of the students is experiencing a form of violence in her life. After initial mistrust and misunderstandings, they help each other move towards spiritual as well as physical strength.
Year Printed: 2001
First Produced: 1992 by Straight Stitching Productions, Toronto, Ontario.
Running time: 55 minutes
Female Cast: 4
Keywords: drama, women, friendship, cross cultural understanding, violence, dealing with violence, self defence, bullying, self-confidence, independence, choice, importance of metaphor
Suitable for School Performances: Students age 14+