Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Tom Sawyer
Last night was a very special evening. At a meeting of the St. Clair Woman's Club, a play - Between The Pages of our Childhood - was performed. The writers of this play were my friend Ruth and myself.

Last year we wrote a play for this group about a Roman holiday and this year they requested we write another. The theme was Archives and Libraries. So Ruth and I put on our thinking caps: earlier in the year the Dunedin Children's Library celebrated its centenary, and thus we had a beginning.

Centered around a little old lady called Miss Children's Library, the play involved many beloved characters who would call on Miss Library and interact with each other. We had Christopher Robin, Dorothy with Scarecrow, Mary Lennox, Tom Sawyer, Anne of Green Gables and Harry Potter.

It was well received and produced much laughter, especially when Tom Sawyer fell in love with Anne of Green Gables, and she in turn made him cry! Then Harry Potter came to Anne's rescue, sure his friend Hermione could cure her of her carrot hair and freckles.

Mary Lennox from The Secret Garden
It was a wonderful experience to see our words brought to life. And I enjoyed seeing these older ladies play these characters with such relish. Characters who they have known and loved longer than I have lived. Harry Potter excluded of course!


  1. Awesome overview, Sue. Should have got you to write my post. LOL! Fellow playwrite indeed.

  2. Wow! That must be an awesome feeling having your work performed live! Oh, such talent down your way. I should move there ...

  3. Joanne,
    We'd welcome you with open arms!