The Midwife’s Apprentice

Set in Medieval England, we meet Brat, a young abandoned girl living hand-to-mouth with a cat as her only companion. Her journey begins when she becomes an apprentice for Jane, the stern village midwife. As Brat learns the secrets of midwifery she begins to realize her potential, transforming from nameless foundling to radiant Alyce. This adaptation is brimming with intrigue, adventures and compelling characters.

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Description

Creators
Karen Cushman, author
Constance Congdon, playwright

 

Details
82 pgs. 7 female, 13 male +ensemble (doubling is possible)
Originally produced in SCT’s 2000-2001 season
Run Time: 90 minutes
Audience Recommendation: 8+
Synopsis
Set in Medieval England, we meet Brat, a young abandoned girl living hand-to-mouth with a cat as her only companion. Her journey begins when she becomes an apprentice for Jane, the stern village midwife. As Brat learns the secrets of midwifery she begins to realize her potential, transforming from nameless foundling to radiant Alyce. This adaptation is brimming with intrigue, adventures and compelling characters.
“The Midwife’s Apprentice…lightly blends history with social realism and a positive message about rising above hardship and gaining self-esteem.” – Seattle Times

 

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Additional information

Script Type

Demo CD – Music Tracks Download, Perusal Script PDF, Written Score PDF

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