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Canadian Plays by Playwright: D

Welcome to the Canadian Plays section where you will find plays published in English from across Canada and plays in translation from French Canada. Plays are listed by playwright, by last name.

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August: An Afternoon in the CountryAugust: An Afternoon in the Country
Jean Marc Dalpe
A hot August afternoon. The third day of a stifling late summer heat wave. An old family farm where four generations still live under the same roof. Monique has driven out from the city with her new fiance, and a special dinner is being prepared to celebrate their upcoming wedding. But nothing is what it seems, and despite lazy, rambling conversations on the verandah and the comings and goings of a large household, cracks begin to appear and tensions mount, leading to a startling, explosive end to the afternoon. A taut family drama that chronicles the end of a way of life. Softcover, 91 pp. $17.95.

In the Eyes of Stone DogsIn the Eyes of Stone Dogs

Daniel Danis
Daniel Danis's homage to Aeschylus, the "father of tragedy," is set on an imaginary island in the St. Lawrence River. The eccentric islanders are about to join in the outdoor "rages" -- a wild Bacchanalia where the participants, under the influence of his potions, lose all vestiges of their civility and abandon themselves to the elemental forces of life and death. M-4, F-5. Softcover, 94 pp. $15.95.

That Woman

Daniel Danis
The story of a woman sent away from her family, by her brother the Bishop, after she is found exploring her sexuality at age seventeen. In a series of twenty-four "snapshots," That Woman is a devastating allegory where voyeurism, fantasy, masturbation, seduction, violence and loss are revealed in fugue-like monologues by the three characters present on stage. 90 pp. $13.95.

Song of the Say-SayerSong of the Say-Sayer
Daniel Danis
Recently remounted as a One Yellow Rabbit production under the title "Thunder Struck", this play is about four orphaned siblings who struggle to stay together and take care of each other, after their golden-voiced sister, just returned from the big city, develops a brain aneurysm and becomes mysteriously comatose. Softcover, $15.95.

Fortune My Foe & Eros For Breakfast: Two Plays

Robertson Davies
Fortune, My Foe tells the story of a recent immigrant and two professors of literature who try to find support for an artistic project, but meet incomprehension and indifference from smug middle-class Canadians. M-7, F-3. Eros at Breakfast explores first love, and how it affects the "inner male" -- a decidedly different viewpoint! M-4, F-1. 126 pp. $14.99 .

Hunting Stuart & The Voice of the People: Two PlaysHunting Stuart & The Voice of the People: Two Plays
Robertson Davies
Hunting Stuart is a delightful comedy that punctures the pretensions of middle-class Canadians, chiding our conservatism and desire to "just be ordinary." M-3, F-4. The Voice of the People is a one-act play particularly beloved of newpapermen. Outraged by an imagined slight to barbers in a letter to the editor, Shorty decides to write a rebuttal, and produces a gem of overwrought bombast. M-2, F-2. 126 pp. $14.99.

Labrador: a one-person showLabrador: a one-person show
T.J. Dawe
A performer who has storytelling down to a fine art gives us a funny and smart look at one of Canada's least known areas in the one-person show Labrador. With a love of the peculiar and an eye for unexpected beauty, TJ Dawe riffs on everything from how bread was invented to how "schedule" needs to be pronounced with a "k" sound. And, of course, how he went to Labrador. Softcover, 67 pp. $12.95.

The Slip-Knot: a one-person showThe Slip-Knot: a one-person show
T.J. Dawe
By turns brilliantly funny and unnervingly surreal, The Slip-Knot is a spellbinding comic monologue unlike any other. In this one-person show, Dawe mans a giant truck, becomes the unhelpful voice on the other end of the phone line, and takes stock of euphemisms while he stocks shelves in a drugstore. With wise observations on long-distance relationships, the history of Santa Claus, recreational Gravol, and why you should never mail meat, The Slip-Knot is an explosion of fine storytelling and imagination. Softcover, 86 pp. $14.95.

Cat Delaney
Unsatisfied with her meagre government pension, 80-year-old Esmerelda Quipp resorts to a desperate (and hilarious) plan to get her sent to a place where she can be guaranteed food, shelter, and good company -- jail. However all does not go as planned when the perfectly lucid senior citizen finds her public defendor trying to get her off with an insanity plea. 1m, 7f. Softcover, 84 pp. $11.99.

Deverell of the GlobeDeverell of the Globe
Rex Deverell
A collection of 4 plays, including Afternoon of the BigGame, Beyond Batoche, Boiler Room Suite, and Quartet for 3 Actors. Softcover, $14.95.

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Boiler Room SuiteBoiler Room Suite
Rex Deverell
Two of life's losers pass an evening huddled for warmth in the basement of a derelict prairie hotel. Together they act out their fantasies, trying to bring "a little warmth, a little kindness to each other's lives." M-2, F-1. 93 pp. $15.95.

You Want Me To Be Grown-up, Don't You?
A group of children band together to mount an all-out revolution against the ruling class -- parents. Copyscript, $10.95.

Trout StanleyTrout Stanley
Claudia Dey
In an inhospitable northern town, between Misery Junction adn Grizzly Alley, live a pair of sisters, twins not identical in any way: Sugar hasn't left the house or her dead mother's track suit in ten years, and Grace, a rough-and-tumble hellcat, runs the local dump. It's their thirtieth birthday, and a local Scrabble-champ stripper has gone missing. Enter Trout Stanley, a mysterious drifter with a foot fetish and a cop uniform, who's searching for the lake where his parents drowned. M-1, F-2. Softcover, 127 pp. $16.95.

AWOL: Three Plays for Theatre SKAMAWOL: Three Plays for Theatre SKAM
Sean Dixon
In Aerwacol, a couple flees personal tragedy on a manual railroad car headed across the prairies, encountering drifters on the way. Billy Nothin' is an existentialist cowboy play in which horse trainer Billy None loses the "cowboy way" so entirely that his best friends don't even recognize him any more. And dystopian romance District of Centuries tells the story of a suburban innocent seeking his long-lost brother in a downtown housing project designed to crumble so fast that the inhabitants have come to believe they're hundreds of years old. Softcover, $17.95.

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Brian Drader
Mark is a young man who is anything you want him to be -- a chameleon. He can be a friend, lover thief, or confidante -- but could he be a murderer? In Liar, Brian Drader examines the power and influence of human interaction and the perils of assumption.M-3, F-1. Softcover, 72 pp. $12.95.

The NorbalsThe Norbals
Brian Drader
A heart-warming comedy about a loving but dysfunctional family in the throes of a Christmas crisis. The Norbals will make you feel a whole lot better about those strange people you call relatives. Winner of the Herman Voaden National Playwrighting Competition. M-5., F-4. 104 pp. $12.95.

Brian Drader
In this fascinating memory play, Kinsey's wife Clara recalls scenes from their lives: their first meeting, their wedding night, lovers, conflicts, and children. Kinsey emerges as a complex individual -- a renowned scientist and outwardly conventional family man who indulges darker private compulsions. M-2, F-1. 80 pp. $12.95.

Through the Eyes Through The Eyes

Don Druick
Set in Paris and Versailles in 1665, a climate of intrigue and violence, this play is the story of Italian artist Gianlorenzo Bernini's visit to the court of Louis XIV. The resultant clash between two great egos is awesome. Softcover, $15.95.

Anno Domini
Don Druick
A radio play, first produced on CBC. It is the jubilee year of 1300, and many hundreds of thousands of pilgrims make the arduous journey to Rome. Among them are Sandro and Antonio, merchants from Genoa. They are being pursued by the villainy scholar, Giacomo, who suspects, correctly, that they are carrying much gold. Giacomo confronts the two merchants deep in the forest of Tuscany... for an astonishing outcome. Copyscript, $10.95.

Storm & Tango
Don Druick
Evil is knowing the truth and not speaking it. Josef Goebbels falls in love with film star Lida Barova, and she with him. Copyscript, $11.95.

The Big LeagueThe Big League
James Durham
The Big League stick-handles Canada's national pastime from a kid's point of view. Four characters experience the pressures kids face to participate in hockey for reasons other than purely fun. Any child or adult who has ever stuggled with extracurricular activities -- be it music lessons or water polo -- will identify. M-3, F-1. Softcover, 63 pp. $12.95.

Lilly, Alta
Kenneth Dyba
Two lovers attempting to free themselves from the ruling matriarch of Lily, Alta. unleash a chain of events which forever alters the small town. 12-14 actors 85 pp. $12.95.

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