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.
Time: 60 minutes
Characters: 3 female, 1 male
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
Playwright Bio: Linda has been producing her plays since 2005. She is delighted that Northern Light Theatre did the first professional run of The Great Whorehouse Fire of 1921 in November 2021 (co-written w/David Cheoros for Edmonton Fringe 2018). Other plays include Three Nights to Forever (2020), 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.