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A Time for Miracles

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When a young man has an unusual experience it revives a childhood memory. He suddenly realises that he once must have had a baby sister. Both had been taken into care and then adopted by different families in 1944. The story begins at the home of his sister who he eventually discovers in Dublin, Ireland. She (Rose) has not  been told about her adoption or her brother (Richard ) and they meet for the first time in 1965. Rose’s mother Esther has a lot of explaining to do as Rose suddenly realises she is English.This scene has much humour especially when Rose’s best friend (Mary) joins them. The story gets more complicated when Richard tells Rose their father (Phillip) had been born in France. Their family had come to England in 1914 when Phillip was 10 years old. In 1944 Philip’s plane was shot down over France. Richard has a letter from his father telling him about his earlier life on a farm in France.  Richard persuades Rose to visit his home in England where unfortunately they fall in love. Not having bonded as children they didn’t see themselves as brother and sister.  This is more of a problem for Richard than Rose.  Can their dilemma be resolved by visiting their ancestral home in France, where there are more twists to the story? Surely only a miracle could resolve their dilemma.  Would one miracle be enough or would it require more than one?

 

 

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Product ID: 7398

Additional information

Author

Genre

Drama

Script Style

Full Length Play

Duration (mins)

90

Male Cast

2

Female Cast

4

Total Cast

6

Synopsis

When a young man has an unusual experience it revives a childhood memory. He suddenly realises that he once must have had a baby sister. Both had been taken into care and then adopted by different families in 1944. The story begins at the home of his sister who he eventually discovers in Dublin, Ireland. She (Rose) has not  been told about her adoption or her brother (Richard ) and they meet for the first time in 1965. Rose’s mother Esther has a lot of explaining to do as Rose suddenly realises she is English.This scene has much humour especially when Rose’s best friend (Mary) joins them. The story gets more complicated when Richard tells Rose their father (Phillip) had been born in France. Their family had come to England in 1914 when Phillip was 10 years old. In 1944 Philip’s plane was shot down over France. Richard has a letter from his father telling him about his earlier life on a farm in France.  Richard persuades Rose to visit his home in England where unfortunately they fall in love. Not having bonded as children they didn’t see themselves as brother and sister.  This is more of a problem for Richard than Rose.  Can their dilemma be resolved by visiting their ancestral home in France, where there are more twists to the story? Surely only a miracle could resolve their dilemma.  Would one miracle be enough or would it require more than one?

Cast

ROSE  – Richard’s sister (main character)   Aged 18. Irish beauty, single minded, loveable character. Well mannered. Not Religious, educated more by life than school.

RICHARD – Rose’s brother (main character)    Aged 22 English, 6ft, handsome, Uni. Education, Eloquent, Well mannered, Religious.

ESTHER – Rose’s  Mother. Aged 60 Irish. Uneducated. small build. salt of the earth. Subservient.

PIERRE – Marie’s partner  Aged 58 French Farmer, tall, well built, Educated, Speaks both English and French, Slight facial disfigurement.  (Fire)

MARIE – Pierre’s partner  Aged 58 French farmer, Small build, Educated. Speaks both English and French, Astute, Caring.

MARY  – Rose’s Best friend Aged 18, Irish. Gregarious with comic timing, Loud, mischievous, lovable character, Uneducated.

MARIE  AND ESTHER NOT IN SAME SCENE COULD DOUBLE

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