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Cast Iron

Cast Iron

By Lisa Codrington
Subjects: Women Writers, Black Playwrights, Ontario Playwrights, (Im)migration, Solo Shows
Casting: 1 f
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780887548420, 56 pages, January 2006


  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Award - Drama 2006


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.


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

"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