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Oil and Water, Second Edition (print) by Robert Chafe

From award-winning author Robert Chafe comes an updated edition of Oil and Water, the incredible true story of Lanier Phillips, one of the few survivors of the wreck of the USS Truxtun and the first black man to be seen by the residents of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland.





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Oil and Water, Second Edition (print)

In 1942 the USS Truxtun, a ship carrying over a hundred sailors, ran aground on the Burin Peninsula in Newfoundland, killing most of its men. Oil and Water is the incredible true story of the sole African American survivor of the wreck, Lanier Phillips, the first black man to be seen by some of the residents of the town of St. Lawrence. A haunting and hopeful tale of two cultures, Oil and Water is an honest legend that still resonates with power seventy years later.

“Magic in the theatre is rare to witness and hard to describe, but that indeed is what’s happening [with] Oil and Water. . . . You will be transformed by this story which manages to combine the familiar with the unexpected, the simple with the complex and the carefully structured with the seemingly spontaneous.” —Richard Ouzounian, The Toronto Star

“Robert Chafe’s play is poetic, lyrical, and careful in developing the various stories so that when they mesh, the juxtaposition is transformative.” —Lynn Slotkin, The Slotkin Letter

Oil and Water is devastating, fascinating, inspiring, unforgettable…” —Andrea Nemetz, The Chronicle Herald

Additional Information

Title Oil and Water, Second Edition (print)
ISBN 13 9781770915589
Genre Atlantic Canadian Theatre, Drama
Contributor(s) Robert Chafe
Contributor 3 N/A
Contributor 4 N/A
Agent Ian Arnold at Catalyst Creative Management, (416) 645-0935
Year 2016

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