The Thirteenth One by Denyse Gervais Regan
Memory, love, and laughter fuel this beautiful story of Marie Louise, her husband, and their twelve children. The farm is failing, there's trouble with the bank, and Marie Louise is pregnant again. Hope is almost lost. . . when a wealthy neighbour arrives with a proposal that will save the farm at an agonizing cost: she will help the family if she can adopt the unborn child - the thirteenth one. Marie Louise faces the decision of a lifetime. London playwright, Denyse Gervais Regan, celebrates the power of a mother's love. Based on a true story.
Suitable for School Performances: Students age 14+
Year Printed: 2006
First Produced: 2005 at The Blyth Festival Theatre in Ontario.