Last Chance Leduc by Katherine Koller
Set during the 1947 Leduc oil strike, Wes and Evalma struggle in the oil and water of a young marriage in peril, in winter, in a tarpaper shack in the woods, with a baby and another dry well. He
wants a gusher, she wants a garden and Tricky wants a girl like Ev, his best friend's wife. While the men work all day and all night, Ev meets a lady trapper in the woods, Nôhkom, who shows her
the power of the river.
Keywords: oil industry, Leduc oil strike, 1947, oil/water romance
Produced by Backstage Theatre, Fringe Theatre Adventures, Edmonton AB, May 2018
Running Time: 90 minutes
Male Cast: 2
Female Cast: 2
Other Cast: 3
Total Cast: 4
'The script for Last Chance Leduc helps bring out relatable characters that have instant chemistry. The jokes are on-point, and the drama hits you like the strike of metal being struck. It’s sharp, witty, and gives plenty of background into what life was like in the 1940s.'
- Vue Weekly
Last Chance Leduc Brings an Emotional Punch in 1940s Period Drama '...it is gushing with an engaging story, thanks to the raw performances and down-to-earth writing.'