Beans and Rice 2017-04-30T15:09:00+00:00

Northern Sabbatical Productions. 

Beans and Rice.

A Comedy for Young People by Linda Wood Edwards.

Synopsis.

What’s going on behind that curtain and why is the school nurse wearing rubber gloves? All the students know is that they’re being unceremoniously rounded up and herded like cattle into the gym. Sure, most of the students get to return to class, but what about those ones being taken out the side door crying? What will be the fate of our group? This is a play for young actors and young audiences about imagination, friendship, and understanding. And lice.

Inspiration.

Linda was approached by drama teacher (and awesome actor/director) Kevin Tokarsky to write something contemporary for his Woodhaven Junior High drama class to enter into a Regional One Act Festival. Shame is something that is tough for everyone, but especially adolescents. Linda believes the best way to deal with shame is to put things out in the open and hopefully have a laugh about them. The family dynamic had completely changed for many children and also, around this time, many schools were facing lice infestations. When Linda found out her cousin was a volunteer “Lice Inspector” at her kids’ school, well, how could she not write about that?”

History.

Regional One Act Festival 2017.

Showed at: Grand Theatre Indian Head Saskatchewan
Date: March, 2017
Starred: An amazing group of young people playing “Aaron”, “Stephen”, “Megan, “Carlos”, “Trina”, and Ms. Carmax.”

Regional One Act Festival 2017.

Showed at: High School in Milestone, SK
Date: March, 2017
Starred: An amazing group of young people playing “Aaron”, “Stephen”, “Megan, “Carlos”, “Trina”, and Ms. Carmax.”

Regional One Act Festival 2006.

Showed at: Horizon Stage, Spruce Grove
Date: March, 2006
Directed by: Kevin Tokarsky
Starred: An amazing group of young people playing “Aaron”, “Stephen”, “Megan, “Carlos”, “Trina”, and Ms. Carmax.”
Awards: Best Actor to the boy who played “Stephen”