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The Drawer Boy

A young actor from the big city lives with two aging bachelor farmers to gather stories about rural life. The farmers' lives are irrevocably altered when art attempts to imitate life and the line between ...

Bhopal

"The characters who inhabit Rahul Varma's play [...] are all seeking the common good. But they are not guided by the same priorities or goals. To get what they want, they must negotiate with each other. ...

Rune Arlidge

Three generations of women—the eldest incapable of keeping stories to herself, her two daughters on the verge of making life-altering decisions, a granddaughter wise beyond her years. Through years ...

Chronic

By Linda Griffiths
Introduction by Jerry Wasserman
Subjects: Women Writers
Casting: 3 f, 3 m
Duration: 105 minutes

Ostensibly about CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) and the virus that may or may not cause it, Chronic puts one woman’s dis-ease under the theatrical microscope along with various other pathologies of modern ...

Perfect Pie

When Patsy invites her old friend Francesca, now a glamourous actress, to her home in Marmora after a thirty-year absence the two women reunite with a certain amount of unease. As the day progresses, ...

Robert Chafe: Two Plays

Butler's Marsh

Thirty years ago Nora's mother disappeared into the small, dense forest of Butler's Marsh. She emerged three days later, covered in blood, badly shaken, and completely silent about what ...

Possible Worlds

Possible Worlds uses parallel narratives to speculate about questions of identity and the role of imagination in love. Winner of the 1992 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama.

I, Claudia

Claudia is an official pre-teen. Her father is getting remarried, she has a science fair project coming due, and she is in the physical and emotional throes of puberty. Finding refuge in the basement ...

Staging Coyote's Dream Volume 1

An anthology of First Nations drama in English, Staging Coyote's Dream is the first anthology of First Nations plays to be published in Canada. It brings together ten major plays by First Nations playwrights ...

Quiet in the Land

"At first glance, this is a rural family drama with a twist. Jack, called Yock, chafes against the strict beliefs of his father, Christy, and wants to 'join the twentieth century' like many a farm boy ...