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The Courier and Other Plays - The Courier, Valentine, Back to Berlin, The Resurrection of John Frum

The Courier and Other Plays

The Courier, Valentine, Back to Berlin, The Resurrection of John Frum

By Vern Thiessen
Introduction by Ruth DyckFehderau
Subjects: Anthologies, Western Playwrights, Alberta
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780887547546, 121 pages, July 2006

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Back to Berlin
"Thiessen's script is rhythmically sophisticated… There are so many riches here that even analyzing the faults is a pleasure." —The Georgia Straight
"Back to Berlin reminds us that our stories are not only about wars won and lost but also of love and forgiveness." —Vancouver Courier

The Courier
"Terrific Theatre" —Winnipeg Free Press
"Intelligent, well-crafted, and highly entertaining." —The Globe and Mail

The Resurrection of John Frum
"This is the rarest of creature: a play about religion without an obvious agenda." —The Edmonton Sun
"Thiessen has written with compassion and considerable insight about faith and the human need to believe." —Winnipeg Free Press

Valentine
"After a hard working but rich life with his wife, Victor finds himself unprepared for the domestic duty of raising his teenage son alone… (Thiessen) has crafted intricate, believable characters whom we love and hate all at once…" —Dr. Ruth Dyck Fehderau, University of Alberta