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Cast Iron

Cast Iron

By Lisa Codrington
Subjects: Solo Shows, Ontario Playwrights, (Im)migration, Women Writers, African and Caribbean Canadian Playwrights
Casting: 1 f
Duration: 90 minutes
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780887548420, 56 pages, January 2006

Description

Alone in her Winnipeg nursing home, Libya receives an unexpected visitor from Barbados. Past repression resurfaces, until the tragedy that shaped her life spills from her soul. A rich story so vivid with the island, you can see Libya’s legs flying through the cane fields, taste the bakes she’s cooked up in her grandmother’s cast iron, and feel the swell of the ripe and sticky breadfruit.

Reviews

"Cast Iron plays impressively with the drama and comedy of life… it touches on universal subjects, notably power games tied to gender, race and class… this Cast Iron is solid." —NOW Magazine

"Lisa Codrington is a new vibrant voice that deserves to be heard… bold and daring" —CBC Radio