Growing up outside the middle-class mainstream --
fighting the state child welfare system.
Tinker Autumn Script
Tinker Autumn relates an unusual alliance between two young peoplee12-year-old Caitlin Moran and 13-year-old Peter Crichtonein a rural American setting. Circumstances have placed both outside the middle-class mainstream of society, leaving Caitlin illiterate and Peter an orphan. Both must fight the system in order to hang on to their individuality and integrity. This play demands of its young actors a wide emotional range, as Caitlin fights off her humiliation with bursts of outrage, and Peter, terrified of authority, is forced to act bravely. A serious play about outcast children, Tinker Autumn forces a realistic look at human needs. One ext. set.