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The Little Years

The Little Years

By John Mighton
Subjects: Family Life, Siblings, Canadian Classics, Ontario Playwrights, Community Theatre Picks, Large Cast, Mental Health
Casting: 5 f, 2 m
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9781770911109, 112 pages, December 2012
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770911123, 112 pages, December 2012
Ebook (PDF) : 9781770911116, 112 pages, December 2012


Kate possesses the makings of a gifted mathematician with an enthusiasm for exploring the mysteries of space and time. But this is the 1950s and women are routinely laughed out of scientific circles. Besides, every family has its star, and Kate's brother already holds that distinction. Hindered by prejudices against women, Kate is confined to a life of unfulfilling jobs, leading her to become bitter and unhappy. The Little Years confronts the impact of chauvinism and explores the nature of fame, the value of art, and the passing of time.


In a reworked revival […] John Mighton's The Little Years has been polished into a gem.

- J. Kelly Nestruck

"In a world where every artist seems to be called upon to justify his existence, Mighton proves that even if its creation is accidental, the value of art can be huge. "

- John Coulbourn