The Midwife’s Apprentice
Set in Medieval England, we meet Brat, a young abandoned girl living hand-to-mouth with a cat as her only companion. Her journey begins when she becomes an apprentice for Jane, the stern village midwife. As Brat learns the secrets of midwifery she begins to realize her potential, transforming from nameless foundling to radiant Alyce. This adaptation is brimming with intrigue, adventures and compelling characters.
Karen Cushman, author
Constance Congdon, playwright
82 pgs. 7 female, 13 male +ensemble (Doubling is possible)
Originally produced in Seattle Children's Theatre’s 2000-2001 season
Run Time: 90 minutes
Audience Recommendation: 8+
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