The Goose by Ellen Peterson


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The Goose by Ellen Peterson

A farmer rescues a goose trapped in barbed wire and sets her free. She later returns in human form and he marries her, despite his mother's objections. She displays a remarkable talent for weaving beautiful blankets, but will not allow him to watch her as she works. The blankets bring in badly-needed money, but making them takes a toll on her. Overcome with worry, the farmer struggles with his promise not to look. Set on a "not very good farm" on the prairies during the Great Depression.

Received a staged reading and full workshop at the Prairie Theatre Exchange Festival, Winnipeg MB, 2017

Keywords: Japanese Folk Tale The Crane Wife
Genre: Drama
Run time: 70 minutes
Acts: 1
Male roles: 1
Female roles: 2
Musician roles: 1