April 8, 2010|
Homecoming by Leeann Minogue
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Jerry Wilson has always planned to pass his family farm on to the next generation. When JerryÕs broken leg spurs he and his wife Marlene to retire sooner than expected, the couple moves to a new home in nearby Stony Valley and their son Greg comes home from the city to take over the farm. But Jerry and Marlene soon find out that retirement is not always as idyllic as it looks in the commercialsÉMarlene is not sure how to fill her days, and ends up working whith her old enemy Norma to plan the upcoming Stony Valley Centennial Homecoming celebrations. And after a lifetime farming, Jerry has difficulty letting his son make the decisions. Tension builds between father and son until Greg finally hits the breaking point, and packs his bags.NowÉJerry is a proud and stubborn farmer whose land has been in the Wilson family for generations. HeÕs not about to admit to the community, his wife, or even himself that Greg wonÕt be taking over the farm after all. At first, lying to Marlene about GregÕs whereabouts just seemed easier than telling the truth. But one lie leads to another, and soon Jerry is driving through Stony Valley with a dummy dressed as Greg riding in his passenger seatÉHow long can Jerry keep his secret from his wife and the rest of the town? Especially when Norma and Marlene decide to hold the Homecoming barbeque at the Wilson farm, and five hundred people are expected for the party?
Leeann Minogue lives with her husband and son on a grain farm in southeast Saskatchewan. Homecoming, her second play, premiered at the Station Arts Centre in Rosthern in the summer of 2009 and has since been produced in three rural Saskatchewan communities. LeeannÕs first play, Dry Streak (Scirocco, 2006), has been staged ...
Product dimensions:96 pages, 8.53 X 5.49 X 0.33 in
Shipping dimensions:96 pages, 8.53 X 5.49 X 0.33 in
Published:April 8, 2010
Publisher:J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781897289495

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