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Half Life

Half Life

By John Mighton
Subjects: Ontario Playwrights, Romance, Community Theatre Picks, Large Cast, Award Winners, Family Life
Casting: 4 f, 3 m, doubling
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780887548161, 96 pages, July 2005
Ebook (PDF) : 9781770913783, 250 pages, July 2005
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770913790, 250 pages, July 2005

Awards

  • Winner, Carol Bolt Award 2006
  • Winner, Governor General's Literary Award for Drama 2005

Description

Two nursing home residents, both in their eighties, meet and fall in love, rekindling what might have been a wartime romance.

Had they previously met somewhere else under different circumstances? Why is their love so troubling for their children? Indeed, the light at dusk is sometimes warmer and more enveloping than that of the midday sun. Characters navigate between being and appearance, between cowardice and dissoluteness. The award-winning author of Possible Worlds brings us this poetic and moving meditation on identity, aging, and the nature of memory. What shines through when memory fades away?

Reviews

"An unforgettable experience that is a gain, in every sense of the word, for the Canadian dramatic canon. "

- The Globe and Mail