Canadian Plays by Playwright:
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
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The Great Wave of Civilization
A play about the destruction of the people of the Blackfoot Confederacy by the liquor
trade in Alberta and Montana. M-13, F-5. 121 pp. $16.95.
Norah marries her Canadian soldier and goes to live in Canada. But life in Canada,
and living with in-laws is not rosy and she returns to England, at Christmas time
a few years later. Ben misses her and eventually follows her to England, where we
also catch-up with events in her sister's and mother's life after the war. M-3, F-5.
A two act comedy with some interesting character revelations to add to the mix. 2 m, 2f. Softcover, 77 pp. $17.95.
81 pp. $12.95.
Despite persuasive arguments, Bonnie can't decide which is worse
-- murder or suicide. Her daughter is pregnant, but who is the
father? Her son-in-law has kidnapped the children, or has he? Her son's
lover arrives to set things straight, if he can, and her husband is considering
his own euthanasia. This is a play that pulls the term
"comedy of manners" inside out. M-4, F-2. 114 pp. $15.95.
Blacks Don't Bowl
Vadney S. Haynes
What do you do when your vision of the world and yourself is shaken to the core? When two Black Montreal artists create a show from images of pimps, thugs and dancehall queens, community leader Frank Simmons is outraged and tries to censor the demeaning images. What else is a man who is highly opinionated -especially about being Black and the Black experience - to do? What Frank does not count on is art's ability to transform as he is forced to confront himself in a way that is both disturbing and revealing. Little will be the same afterwards for Frank, the artists, and perhaps Black people everywhere. Softcover,64 pp. $14.95.
Brian and his partner Martin seek a civil ceremony, but are stopped when Tom, the city official, won't perform a homosexual marriage. While Tom fights for what he believes, his lover finds the battle a little too much to bear. Todd and Tammy do get married, but their life together quickly begins to unravel. From a chance meeting at City Hall, three couples are forever altered. m5, f2. Softcover, $103 pp. $16.95.
The Innocent Eye Test
A grand Tuscan hotel. A gathering-place for people from across the globe. Two
transactions. In one, art is for sale; in the other, weapons-grade plutonium.
When the money gets mixed up, it's up to Canadian art dealer and world-class
innocent Samuel Kneck to sort it out. An old-fashioned farce about contemporary
anxieties, from the author of the award-winning The Drawer Boy.
M-5, F-2. Softcover, 90 pp. $17.95.
A family 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. The award-winning author of The Drawer Boy and Plan B
takes us on a 25-year-long trip to the family cottage. M-3, F-4. Softcover, 124
High-level meetings to negotiate the departure of Quebec from Canada are charged
by personal impulses towards seduction and betrayal, union and division, intimacy
and distance. M-3, W-1 110 pp. $15.95.
The Drawer Boy
Based on the making of Theatre Passe Muraille's landmark The Farm Show.
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 truth and fiction is
crossed. M-3 66 pp. $15.95.
The Road to Hell: Two One Acts (Yodellers and Kreskinned)
Michael Healey and Kate Lynch
Yodellers is a one-act comedy in which a male golf reporter falls
in love with a lesbian professional golfer. Will they build a relationship,
or will things just
turn "caddy?" Kreskinned is a one-act comedy asking the important
question, what if you could hypnotize your partner into forgetting everytime
that you've done
something wrong? 111 pp. $14.95.
The Cage and L'Ile de la Demoiselle
Throughout her life, Anne Hebert was one of French Canada's most celebrated and best-loved writers. Internationally acclaimed for her novels and short stories, she was also a master poet and playwright. Published here for the first time in English translation, La cage and L'ile de la Demoiselle illustrate the depth and strength of Hebert's talent as a playwright and writer. Softcover, 131 pp. $18.95.
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