White Biting Dog and Other Plays
This book collects some of Judith Thompson’s earlier, hard- to-find plays, including White Biting Dog, a poetic black comedy about a divorced lawyer who prepares to kill himself by jumping off the Bloor Street Viaduct, until he encounters a small dog who sets him on a different path; I Am Yours, a harrowing story about a group of characters on the brink of despair as each tries to escape what haunts them the most; and Pink, a moving monologue set in 1970s South Africa that centres on a young girl’s surprising reaction after her nanny is murdered during a protest.
“[In White Biting Dog] Thompson has crafted each line with precision, and all the characters speak with their own rhythm. "—Debbie Fein-Goldbach, NOW Magazine
“Judith Thompson’s White Biting Dog… is orgiastic and poetic in its use of language, excessive in its theatricality, and achieves its power by an accretion of extraordinary images. ” —Carole Corbeil, Globe and Mail