Children of Hooverville

by Hollie Michaels

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About the Play

Drama. 45-55 minutes. 10 females, 3 males (with opportunity to add up to 7 additional non-speaking roles; 13-20 performers possible). Suitable for middle school and older.

Premiered at M.S. 51 (Brooklyn, NY).

Arts Live Theatre (Fayetteville, AR).

Synopsis

After 13-year-old Elsie Davis loses her family farm to the bank and her brother to the dust storms, she joins family and friends on a forced journey along Route 66 in search of a better life in California. Together they must survive unimaginable hardships and overcome theft, illness and unsympathetic authorities. But when at last they arrive in the Golden State, it may not be the promised land they had hoped for...

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Synopsis

After 13-year-old Elsie Davis loses her family farm to the bank and her brother to the dust storms, she joins family and friends on a forced journey along Route 66 in search of a better life in California. Together they must survive unimaginable hardships and overcome theft, illness and unsympathetic authorities. But when at last they arrive in the Golden State, it may not be the promised land they had hoped for...