Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Meet The Characters: Lenora Rosgaard

Christ Family Film Productions yet again is posting character descriptions of the roles being auditioned in September for He Leadeth Me. Get to know the people...get to know the story. And join us in September for auditions in Fergus Falls, MN!


- Born October 12th, 1916 in Sioux County, Iowa
- Daughter of: Benjamin Theodore Rosgaard & Evelyn Jenny (Miller) Rosgaard

o Siblings:
 Adam Ryan Rosgaard born 1918
 Samuel Kevin Rosgaard born 1919
 Baby Rosgaard born 1932

- Occupation: NA
- Location: Rock Valley, Iowa (Sioux County)

- Personal interview: “I don’t know if there’s anywhere I’d rather be. Except maybe somewhere where the dust doesn’t blow so much. Mama wants us to sweep up the floor every day, all the time. It’s all that dust blowing in from the south. It isn’t fair. It’s a relief to go to school. Maybe it’ll rain today. I’m worried about Pa and his fields.”

- Character profile: Lenora, born on the eve of one of the wealthiest, inflated decades of the 20th century, only ever knew what it meant to be the daughter of a wealthy farmer. It wasn’t until crop prices began to fall after the market crashed in 1929 that Lenora began to realize the importance of familial cooperation. Raised in a paternally conservative home, Lenora knew what it meant to work hard, save money, and invest wisely but didn’t really understand the importance of scrimping and saving for survival. When the depression hit, she learned the lesson fast. It was all her family could do to keep Lenora in school. Determined and dedicated, Lenora found a job outside of the home and now works after school every day for two hours at the general store. Vehemently opposed to it, her father daily orders her home by dinner time and expects all of her chores to be finished before homework. Lenora is wholeheartedly supported by her mother, however, who has taken an unusual liking to the idea of female independence. Lenora has learned one lesson above all: working fast and hard allows for a little extra time with her most important friend, Amanda Carter. Intimate companionship during these difficult times has become, for Lenora and many others, more valuable than gold.

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