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Gas Girls

Gas Girls

By Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Subjects: Award Winners, Women Writers, Ontario Playwrights, Black Playwrights, 2SLGBT / Queer Theatre
Casting: 2 f, 2 m
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780887549663, 80 pages, September 2011
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780887549687, 80 pages, September 2011


  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Award for Drama 2011


Gigi and Lola live by one motto: love for gas, gas for cash, cash for living, living for love. Living in Zimbabwe's depressed economy, both women live day-by-day, plying their trade with the truck drivers that stop at the border.

Gigi knows the limitations of her trade, while her young protege, Lola, looks for love in every man that comes her way. Lola's brother, Chickn, ekes out his own living while keeping an ever-watchful eye for Gigi's affections and Lola's safety. But love is not a luxury these girls can afford. Through story, song, and play, Gigi and Lola inspire each other to find joy on the edges of survival.


"A strong production that's both brash and sensitive."

- Jon Kaplan

"Dark, ponderous, and stirring, it's an impressionable storytelling vehicle that gets surprising mileage from a cast that holds on tight and simply doesn't let go."

- Steve Berketo