Laura Secord by Sandra Cardinal
The play tells the story of the heroic act of Laura Secord in the summer of 1813, when Americans had occupied much of Upper Canada, including the Secord home in Queenston. Due to a combination of factors, it fell to Laura to warn the British of an impending surprise attack on a key ammunition headquarters. Her 20-mile journey took her through enemy positions, swamps filled with dangerous animals, an arduous climb up the Niagara Escarpment. With themes of everyday bravery, parental sacrifice, and help from unexpected sources, it is both entertaining and inspirational for young audiences.
Year Printed: 2013
First produced in 2013 at Macauley House Museum, Picton, ON.
Written With: Chris McKhool
Running TIme: 50 minutes
Male Cast: 3
Female Cast: 4
Other Cast: 2