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By Robert Chafe
Preface by Michael Crummey
Subjects: Community Theatre Picks, Large Cast, Adaptations, Family Life, Award Winners, Atlantic Playwrights, Newfoundland & Labrador, Rural Settings
Casting: 4 f, 4 m
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780887549038, 96 pages, April 2010
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780887549489, 96 pages, April 2010
Ebook (PDF) : 9780887549472, 96 pages, April 2010


  • Winner, Governor General's Literary Award 2010


Seeing beyond Winston’s disfiguring scars and foreseeing a future with him, Lise falls in love and the couple soon marry. Years later, having inherited Lise’s gift, two of their children, Theresa and Jerome, must struggle to find their place within the community. But for Leo, their middle child, that is just the start of his worries. As he grows older and the chasm between himself and his family grows, Leo realizes that he doesn’t belong to his family. While familial tensions mount and secrets are revealed, the Evans family come to see the monumental effect even the smallest spark can create. Based on the short story by Michael Crummey, Afterimage explores the connections built within both family and community, of finding a place to belong.


"Afterimage is innovative and highly unusual…"

- Robert Crew, The Toronto Star