Two-Act Plays


Daniel Gelbard as P.T. Fletcher and Patty Seaton as Nellie McClung in the Backwoods Players' production. (Photo by Sabrina Byrnes)

The Gabriola Players cast: (clockwise from top left) Peter Dzierzawa, Garry Davey, Joe DiCara, Cec Ashley, Alex Dewar, Peter Jones, Nancy Jenner, Joyce Ashley, Donna Deacon, Margaret Litt, Jean Wyenberg, Jenn Feenan, Lesley Hazeldine. (Photo by Bill Pope)

Cast: 4 women, 2 men with doubling
Running time: 90 minutes
Available from:
The Playwrights Guild of Canada

A two-act historical comedy/drama with music. Nellie McClung and the Political Equality League challenged the Legislative Assembly of Canada using intellect, logic and humor. Their courage and strength changed the rights of women forever.

One set (easy to follow stage directions for various settings). Suitable for middle schools, high schools, colleges, regional and community theatres.

“...uproariously funny satire about the struggles that Nellie McClung... and the early feminists had to win the vote in Manitoba. It was a production that earned a standing ovation - for once that was well deserved.”
- Catherine Carson | The Edmonton Journal

“McClung production top rate... so excellent on every level that words cannot adequately express its high quality.”
- Lee Rolfe | Winnipeg Tribune

Backwood Players – Pickering, Ontario
Gabriola Players - Gabriola, B.C.

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