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Having Hope At Home

On a winter night in a drafty farmhouse a baby is about to arrive. But modern medicine meets midwifery head on in a torrent of family feuding. As tensions rise between three dysfunctional generations, ...

Judith Thompson

Volume 3 in the series Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English.

"This book publishes what I take to be a representative sampling—by no means complete—of critical writings about [Judith ...

African-Canadian Theatre

Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English sets out to make the best critical and scholarly work in the field readily available. The series publishes the work of scholars and critics who have ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Adventures of A Black Girl in Search of God

From Governor General's Literary Award–winning playwright Djanet Sears comes a beautiful and deeply moving story set in present-day Negro Creek, a two-hundred-year-old black community in Western Ontario. ...

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 ...