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Posted: 07/7/2011 9:46 PM | Comments: 0
Last Modified: 07/16/2011 5:14 PM | Updates
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During the Second World War, British-held Island Guernsey was occupied by Germany for five years and all school-age children were evacuated, if their parents desired. Choosing Home picks up in the aftermath of the war, when 13-year-old Rosalind Le Page has returned to her parents in Guernsey, after living in England with another family.
Adrift in a place she should call home, the teen is given a choice: stay in Guernsey with her biological family or return to England with her adoptive one.
It’s an intriguing story based on true events that is given admirable, if uneven, treatment by playwright Ron Blicq. The community cast, both young and old, vary in skill, but are anchored by the performance of fringe veteran Ron Robinson. Their dedication to the story is strong, even if the execution isn’t.
— Barb Stewart
From the official Fringe Festival program:
Rosalind Le Page remembers the difficult moments when, as a young teenager pressured by her parents and their lawyer, she had to decide whether to continue living with her parents or return to the couple she had lived with for five years—and had grown to love—as a Second World War evacuee.
Based on real events.
Recommended For: General Audience
Length: 75 MIN
Discount Tickets: $7 Matinees, Seniors, Kids (12 & under), Fringe performers, MB Association of Playwrights members
Updated on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 5:14 PM CDT: Adds review
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