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The Secret Mask (print) by Rick Chafe

WINNER OF THE 2015 CHRIS JOHNSON AWARD FOR BEST PLAY BY A MANITOBA PLAYWRIGHT


FINALIST FOR THE 2014 GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARD FOR DRAMA


A stroke lands Ernie in a care facility. There, he meets his estranged son after forty years.





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This heartwarming and often hilarious play tells the story of Ernie and George, an estranged father and son who are reunited when a debilitating stroke leaves Ernie with a speech disorder and memory loss. While George is undeniably hurt and betrayed by the man who abandoned him as a child, Ernie can’t remember his words, or where he lives. Together they must find a way to make sense of their past and their future through fractured memories and muddled language.

“…there is no escaping the forceful narrative pull of Rick Chafe’s The Secret Mask.” —The Winnipeg Free Press

“Complicated and compelling… Engaging, heartbreaking, tragic-comically funny… a universal—and moving—story about a child connecting with a parent.” —CBC Winnipeg

“Alternately hilarious and touching… a poignant triumph.” —The Ottawa Citizen

“Unpretentious, satisfying, and personal. Humble and lovely… a story that’s as everyday and extraordinary as real life.” —The Georgia Straight

Additional Information

Title The Secret Mask (print)
ISBN 13 9781770911901
Genre Comedy, Drama
Contributor(s) Rick Chafe
Contributor 3 N/A
Contributor 4 N/A
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Agent Michael Petrasek at Kensington Literary, (416) 848-9648
Year 2013

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