In Search of Passion by Linda McCready
Romantic comedy set in 1936. Two single women from Toronto, a commercial artist and an amateur artist, go on a trip to paint in Baie-Saint-Paul, Charlevoix County, Quebec. Dorothy wants to further develop her art while Hazel wants to have fun. During their interactions with villagers, especially Alexis (general store manager), his wife Eulalie, and Marc-Étienne (trapper and painter trained in Paris), they face various conflicts. Dorothy and Hazel compete for Marc-Étienne’s attention. Hazel discovers that she has a unique artistic talent and makes plans to study art full time. The situation gets explosive when James, her fiance, shows up unexpectedly and is not thrilled by her plans, and the village men want to chase her out of town for giving information to local women on the calendar rhythm (birth control) method.
Keywords: romantic comedy, women issues, fine art, self-growth, friendship, love, motherhood.
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Running Time: 90 minutes Acts: 2
Suitable for students 14+
Cast size: 6 actorsMale Cast: 3 Female Cast: 3