If There is A River by David Laing Dawson


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If There is A River by David Laing Dawson

The year is 1962 and Margaret (Minnie) Gibbs, now 80 years old, returns home alone after the funeral for her son Tom. She finds the ghost of her dead husband, Francis, waiting for her in the kitchen of the old Victorian house in which they raised their children. Margaret had been a businesswoman, a suffragette in the early 1900's, and married Francis in 1910 when she was 30 and he was 40. They talk of their time together, their conflicting careers and ideas, avoiding and then finally get to the tragedy that shaped their lives and the lives of their children.

Keywords: Victoria, Suffrage, family, women's rights, feminism, Emily Carr, Banff Springs Hotel, loss and guilt

Produced by Gallery on the Bay, Hamilton ON, 2016

Genre: Drama
Acts: 1
Run time: 60 minutes
Content note: Contains the death of a child

Cast size: 2 actors
Male roles: 1
Female roles: 1
Casting note: Margaret (Minnie) is 80, Frank Gibbs can be 50 to 80