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Pugwash

By Vern Thiessen
Afterword by Sandra Ionno Butcher
Subjects: Science & Scientists, History, Western Playwrights, Alberta
Casting: 6 actors
Duration: 105 minutes

1957. Barely a decade after the first use of atomic bombs, the world is divided and fearful of the real threat of nuclear weaponry.  In an effort to understand the devastating effects of radiation, leading ...

Category E

By Belinda Cornish
Introduction by Ruth Bratt
Subjects: Science & Scientists, Western Playwrights, Alberta, Women Writers, Horror
Casting: 3 actors
Duration: 90 minutes

I didn’t think we got to have names.

Two human test subjects—Corcoran, a half-blind paraplegic, and Filigree, a clinical psychopath—coexist in a laboratory cell. They are sterilized, property of ...

Waiting Room

Chrissie and Jeremy have spent a great deal of time in shock, waiting—for news of their baby daughter’s post-operation recovery, for weekly scans to show that her tumour is gone, for robotic forty-five-second ...

Einstein's Gift

A revolutionary chemist, Dr. Fritz Haber discovered too late that when his knowledge was put in the hands of the wrong people, millions would die; his efforts to serve humanity futile against political ...

A Short History of Night

As religious wars and witch hunts rage outside the castle walls, an unlikely band of alchemists and astrologers vie to unlock the secrets of the cosmos. Based loosely on the life of sixteenth-century ...