When Jesse receives a legacy from Walter, a soldier she danced with 50 years before, she is not that delighted. She can scarcely remember the guy and feels he’s manipulating her from the grave.
The play occupies two time periods: 1943 where Jesse and best friend Iris are looking for a good time at a barracks dance; and 1993 where Jesse, aging, struggling financially, and faced with Iris’s increasing dementia, battles between maintaining her independence of spirit and coming to terms with the legacy.

4 f  2 m
1 act 90 min

I Ain’t So Tough was produced by Urban Stories at Motel Theatre Arts Commons,
Calgary, May 3 – 14, 2016. A workshop production, it was directed by Helen Young and
dramaturged by Caroline Russell-King. Here are a few photos from the show:












For a free reading or review copy of I Ain’t So Tough contact the author at rosescollard[at]gmail.com.