Annotated Bibliography of Saskatchewan Plays
leave for a “promised land” of her own, Toronto. Romance blooms, but is threatened by tensions between Jason's desire to make a go of it in the big city and Kim's desire to move to a bigger city. Kim eventually decides to postpone her move to Toronto in order to continue her relationship with Jason. Her decision is made easier by Jason's Svengali-like farm-boy sex appeal on which the women of the office comment. While Jason is enjoying working in Calgary, he misses home. The farm also misses Jason. Tensions rise as Jason's parents try to keep the farm afloat. Jason's mother has begun acting strangely. She is painting the house, inside and out, with eggs from the chickens. The couple cannot sell their eggs to their regular customers, so she must find another use for them. Unable to seek rational support from his wife, Jason's father phones a farm- stress line. The stress line is run by the company for which Jason now works. Unfortunately, due to a perceived mix-up between the farm-stress line and phone-sex line, Jason's father ends up in a dire predicament. He is discovered nude and on the phone in the barn by his wife who happens to be carrying a basket of surplus eggs. The phone stress line does eventually help Jason and his father. Jason happens to be the operator who takes his father's second call. Before they recognize each other, Jason hears his father's deepest fears and anxieties. Father and son gain understanding and thus grow closer.
Story, Gertrude. “To Do and Endure.” Arts à la Carte. With Gabriel Prendergast, Ken Kramer, Joy Coghill, Linda Huffman, Trudy Cameron, and John Buller. Producer Wayne Schmalz. CBC Saskatchewan, Regina. ARCSK05342T1 or R-5342. 29 Mar. 1980. 26:00. Part of the history-series Festival ’80 Radio Theatre, this is the story of three women - Violet McNaughton, Patience Strong, and Norma McGarrity - fighting for women’s suffrage in Saskatchewan of 1916. The women want a greater say in government to fight against oppressive dower laws and dismissive property laws and to fight for greater access to healthcare in rural areas. The women go head-to-head with then Premier Walter Scott over whether women should have the right to vote. Scott is adamantly opposed to women voting, but two weeks after Manitoba granted its women the right to vote, the Saskatchewan government followed suit.
Suknaski, Andrew. “Indeo: The Wood Mountain Stampede Intertribal.” Ambience. With Ken Kramer. CBC Saskatchewan, Regina. ARCSK012285. 9 June 1990. A blend of poetry, recorded interviews, and songs of Wood Mountain residents that tell stories of the Wood Mountain area and its stampede, the oldest continuously running rodeo in Saskatchewan (if not Canada). This creates a collage of stories about the early rodeo, Sitting Bull, Bootleggers, and communities coming together.