BEST SCENE Female Festival Script Reading: Runaway Ruth, by May Walker

It’s the 1970s and Ruth, an imaginative fifteen year old, has had enough of her mother’s abuse and decides to run away. She immediately finds trouble, but is rescued by an ultraterrestrial named Peter. After striking up a friendship, the two of them set off on the road to find the mysterious Engineer. Along the way, they dodge threats and escape sticky situations. Ruth pushes through it all and finds her inner strength.


Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Principal (M-45): Sean Ballantyne
Mrs. Marshal (F-35): Hannah Ehman

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