Miss Bruce's War by Jean Duce Palmer
An 18 year-old trainee teacher, Miss Bruce, sweeps into a German community in wartime Alberta to supervise a one-room schoolhouse in the dead of winter. Beyond her ability to ride a horse and "play by ear", she brings few skills and little training, but she is determined to instill patriotism, forbid the use of German, and do a good job. Her young, defiant charges are won over by her songs and "dancing at noon" while a handsome fiddle player and a string of courting farm boys bedazzle Miss Bruce.
Keywords: One room schoolhouse, Alberta, German Community, World War II, WWII
Year Printed: 2016
First Produced: 2016 at the Ottawa Fringe Festival, Ottawa, ON
Running TIme: 85 minutes
Male Cast: 7
Female Cast: 10