Prospects and Pigeon Pie by Kevin Longfield
Bill longs to return to his idyllic life as a village blacksmith, but the Great Depression, new technology, the dust bowl, and his wife's wishes work against him. As his situation worsens, the strain brings him to the breaking point.
Keywords: Prairies, family life, depression, technological change, rural Canada, dust bowl, drought
A staged reading of an excerpt of the play was presented by The Little Lion Theatre, United Kingdom, July 2022.
Run time: 100 minutes
Content note: One scene contains limited violence.
Suitable for students 16+
Cast size: 4 actors
Male roles: 3
Female roles: 1
Casting note: Characters are in their mid-30s to early 40s. One is from Cheshire and another from Northern Ireland, although accents are optional.