Four in the Crib by Linda Wood Edwards

A Christmas Carol – Keyano Theatre Company
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Sex! Murder! Intrigue! Who knew cribbage could be this much fun? Four seniors struggle to keep their independence, stay active, and get over the skunk line at a weekly cribbage tournament.

Genre: Comedy

Acts: One

Time: 60 minutes

Characters: 3 female, 1 male

Earl
Bernice
Constance
Agnes
All are 75-85 years old and all have ailments and mobility problems.

Setting: A common room in a seniors’ facility (assisted living with independent apartments).

The crib table is the constant. In all but Scene 1, the crib board is set up. In most scenes they play, but in some they may not get around to it. The players switch cribbage partners from time to time – Scene 2 is the only scene where seating is prescribed. Light and music are used to indicate scene/time and mood changes.


Timeline:
 The play takes place in the spring over a period of six weeks; present day.

Royalties: Yes please

Other: The 2012 Cast was Linda Bjornson Cornell, Judy McFerran, Jan Streader, Kieran O’Callaghan; directed by David Cheoros.

Four in the Crib  2012
Linda Wood Edwards
9451 Ottewell Road
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6B 2E3
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Playwright Bio: 
Linda has been producing her plays since 2005: The Great Whorehouse Fire of 1921 (co-written w/David Cheoros 2018), Trail and Error (2016), Spring Alibi (Adelaide AU 2015; 2005, 2014; Washington DC 2006; Yukon 2007; Sask. 2012); Never Let the Crew See You Cry (2013+tour), Four in the Crib (2012, 2013, High River 2018), True Grid (2007, 2010), Support Ho’s (2009), Beans & Rice (2006, Sask. 2017), Gibberish v. Genius (Canmore, YEG 2018), and Almost the Pioneer Brewing Company (Canmore, YEG, Fort McMurray 2018). Linda’s plays have garnered sweet accolades including two Sterling nominations. Linda is delighted to again work with David and to be around such a fine, fun troupe of actors.

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Children’s Literature on Stage

Adaptations of: Stuart Little; Wind in the Willows; Getting Near to Baby; Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry; Charlotte’s Web; Hanna’s Suitcase; Treasure Island; The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Neverending Story; The Velveteen Rabbit; The Bridge to Terabithia; Little Women; Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing; The Cay; and the Adventures of Robin Hood are all available at the Theatre Alberta Library.