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Half-Cracked - The Legend of Sissy Mary


The Legend of Sissy Mary

By Mary-Colin Chisholm
Subjects: Family Life, Siblings, Rural Settings, Women Writers, Community Theatre Picks, Comedy, Atlantic Playwrights, Nova Scotia
Casting: 2 f, 1 m
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780369104069, 112 pages, July 2023
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780369104076, 112 pages, July 2023
Ebook (PDF) : 9780369104083, 112 pages, July 2023


Sisters Sissy and Yewina have been on their own for who knows how long exactly. It's just them (and their hens) in a weathered farmhouse miles from town. Their rural, woodsy East Coast community has been losing residents for years, but the almost-forgotten stories have lived on for the sisters in different ways. While Yewina is more guarded and level-headed, dreamer Sissy has a flair for twisting fact with fantasy. When Scott, a folklorist from Scottsdale, Arizona, shows up at their door in hopes of chronicling whispers, he's in for much more of a story than he expected. This unique and quirky ode to folklore storytelling and to small lives lived large illuminates how living our own truths can make us legends.


“Magical, laugh-out-loud . . . a marvel of storytelling.”

- NS Reviews

“Mary-Colin Chisholm’s loving and honest script is sure to delight rural Nova Scotians and city slickers alike.”

- Lara Lewis, The Coast