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The Midwife’s Apprentice

Karen Cushman, author
Constance Congdon, playwright


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+

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
Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $85 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

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