Carrying Their Load: Two Community Plays


Out of Print

Edited and Introduced by Todd Hiscock

Carlin’s Field, by Leo Jessome, and Reading, by Ken Jessome, exemplify the currency of drama as an expression of culture.

Astute and accessible, these two short plays are especially poignant examples of great community theatre. Independently, yet interdependently, father and son steelworkers became father and son playwrights—two generations expressing the experience of a community culture dependent upon the ebb and flow of big industry and big government.