March 17, 2013

Homechild, a drama by Joan MacLeod

Richmond Hill, Ont. (March 8th, 2013) – Joan Burrows directs Homechild, an evocative
and tender tale of family bonds, lineage and the endurance of love. It centers on Alistair
MacEachern, a crotchety, funny and fearless farmer. For 70 years he has silently longed for the
sister he left behind in Scotland. This story unearths the secret and the shame of the 100,000
Home Children sent to Canada from Britain over 70 years. From the late 19th century to 1949,
between 118-120,000 children were brought to Canada to be used as indentured
servants, many of them never to be reunited with their families.

Directed by Joan Burrows
Produced by Rob Mather

Performance runs from March 22nd to April 6th, 2013.
Box Office 905-773-3434 Single tickets are $20 each
Curtain time is 8:00pm each performance night and 2:00pm for the Sunday matinée.

For more information see


Heather Nutt, Public Relations