Leaving Home by David French

Anansi Press

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French's first play about the Mercers, a Newfoundland family living in Toronto. Jacob and Mary Mercer try to hold the family together as sons Billy and Ben struggle for independence in this realistic drama of the late 1950s. Often praised for its warmth and universality, "Leaving Home" was one of the first Canadian plays to be performed at regional theatres coast to coast. Runner-up, 1972 Chalmers Canadian Play Award.
Year Printed: 2001
First Produced: 1972 by Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, Ontario.
Running Time: 120 minutes
Acts: 2
Male Cast: 4
Female Cast: 3