Maggie and Pierre
A one-woman show chronicling the relationship that shaped a modern nation, Maggie and Pierre presents an idealized society with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau as the philosopher king of Canada, Margaret Trudeau as his flower-child wife, and journalist Henry as the disillusioned reporter. Within this triangle of classic archetypes, personal love vies with love of country, and passion challenges reason, steering a nation’s history. Winner of the first Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, this inspired story still crackles with the energy that took the country by storm at the height of the Trudeaus’ popularity.
“An often funny and usually intelligent attempt to use the Trudeaus—their relationship with each other and with us—as a touchstone for the shattered ideals, the betrayed hopes and the still-simmering tensions of the past decade.”
—Rick Groen, The Globe and Mail
The Duchess, aka Wallis Simpson
The Duchess enters the audacious world of Wallis Simpson—from the filth of Shanghai brothels to the regal splendour of Buckingham Palace—shedding light on the infamous woman for whom King Edward VIII would eventually abdicate his throne. In this adult Alice in Wonderland, Wallis’s personified jewels, her Royal Court chorus, and the royal family themselves dance us through the personal, the political, and the fabulist, giving us a glimpse at the life of the controversial woman who diverted the course of the twentieth century.
“A clever, witty piece that swirls together Wallis and Edward, Hitler, Noël Coward, the future Queen Mum, and even Simpson’s personified jewels.”
—Jon Kaplan and Glen Sumi, NOW Magazine
|Title||Maggie and Pierre & The Duchess (print)|
|Genre||Award Winner, Classic Canadian Plays, Drama, Women Writers|
|Agent||Michael Petrasek at Kensington Literary, (416) 848-9648|