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Canadian Plays by Playwright: H

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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The Great Wave of CivilizationThe Great Wave of Civilization
Herschel Hardin
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.

Sometime, Never
Norah Harding
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.

Real EstateReal Estate
Allana Harkin
A two act comedy with some interesting character revelations to add to the mix. 2 m, 2f. Softcover, 77 pp. $17.95.

Lezley Havard
81 pp. $12.95.

Homeward BoundHomeward Bound
Elliott Hayes
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 BowlBlacks 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.

Michael Healey
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 TestThe Innocent Eye Test
Michael Healey
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.

Rune ArlidgeRune Arlidge
Michael Healey
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 pp. $16.95.


Plan BPlan B
Michael Healey
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 BoyThe Drawer Boy
Michael Healey
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)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 DemoiselleThe Cage and L'Ile de la Demoiselle
Anne Hebert
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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Fifteen Miles of Broken Glass
Tom Hendry
It's 1945. and young Alec has a passionate desire to become a fighter pilot. So strong is his yearning that he is blind to the fact that the war is ending. Only the Hiroshima tragedy can force him to turn his mind to a civilian future. M-7, F-3. 127 pp. $16.95.

Singkil Singkil
Catherine Hernandez
After the death of her mother, Mimi’s entire life begins to unravel. Between the arrival of a mysterious friend from her parents’ past, her boyfriend’s revelations about his feelings for another woman, and learning that her mother was once a celebrated dancer, Mimi’s world has become foreign even to her.
Set in present-day Scarborough, Singkil tells the story of the Perez family, from the separate lives Mimi’s parents led in their native Manila to the lives they adjusted to together once they moved to Canada. Bridging the Perez’s past and present is the Singkil, the dance of a Muslim Filipina princess who cleverly escapes the debris left after a violent earthquake. 3 F 2 M. $16.95.

Tomson Highway
is the eagerly awaited third installment in Tomson Highway's "rez" cycle -- a large-cast musical set on the Wasaychigan Hill Reserve in 1992. As in the previous two plays, violence against women is once again a powerful issue in the play as the battle for the future of the community builds to its shattering climax. Softcover, 160 pp. $16.95.

Dry Lips Oughta Move to KapuskasingDry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing
Tomson Highway
We're on the "Rez", a Manitoulin Island Indian reserve. The men band together to protest the formation of an all-girl hockey team, which confounds their already tenuous sense of identity. M-7, F-1. 134 pp. $12.95

The Rez SistersThe Rez Sisters
Tomson Highway
Seven women on the "Rez" decide to travel to Toronto to compete in the world's biggest bingo tournament. M-1, F-7 118 pp. $12.95.


Iskooniguni Iskweewuk Iskooniguni Iskweewuk
Tomson Highway
The Rez Sisters in its original version: Cree. Softcover, 127 pp. $16.95.

The Pochsy PlaysThe Pochsy Plays

Karen Hines
Meet Pochsy, the åçnasty, vapid, utterly charming embodiment of evil -- wrapped in a bow. Eerily coy, seductive but with a poisonous bite, Pochsy garbles ad slogans, self-help mantras and desperately grabs at meaning into a postmodern pastiche that is hilarious and harrowing, sweet and bitter at the same time. The Pochsy Plays collects Pochsy's Lips, Oh, baby and Citizen Pochsy. Softcover, 174 pp. $18.95.

Shadows on Oak IslandShadows on Oak Island
Garnet Hirst & Deborah Preeper
Haunted by the loss of their son, an affluent Toronto couple, Rene and Jackson, retreat to the island to save their crumbling marriage. Shadows on Oak Island is a gripping, psychological thriller exploring the themes of guilt, betrayal and obsession. M-2, F-1. Softcover, 91 pp. $11.99.

Margaret Hollingsworth
15 pp. $9.50

In ConfidenceIn Confidence
Margaret Hollingsworth
In Confidence features two monologues by two women in two different kitchens in two different cities three thousand miles apart -- this simple conceit is all Hollingsworth needs to create a complex portrait of a friendship hampered by dark secrets in each woman's marriage. F-2. 5.6 pp. $12.95.

Beautiful Lake WinnipegBeautiful Lake Winnipeg
Maureen Hunter
A man accompanies his fiancee to her cabin, only to find her ex-husband waiting for them. A riviting story of obsession and sadistic manipulation.
M-2, F-2. $14.95.


Maureen Hunter
The story of a love affair between a Greek woman and a Canadian man, set on the island of Santorini, and told in a style that is both erotic and mystical.
M-1, F-1. 120 pp. $12.95.

The Queen of Queen StreetThe Queen of Queen Street
Maureen Hunter
Based on the life of Bertha Rand, Winnipeg's notorious Cat Lady, who battled her neighbours and city hall to save her cats, this play looks behind the headlines, giving a sensitive portrayal of the circumstances that led Bertha to retreat into squalid isolation with dozens of animals.
88 pp. $14.95.

Maureen Hunter
Ms. Hunter's plays have been produced in Canada, the U.S. and Britain. This new play is set in 15th century Italy and focuses on the struggle for the custody of a gifted child, " a golden boy," Leonardo da Vinci. From a review of the premiere production, it was said "... an engrossing. rich drama...(Hunter) proves again in Vinci that she has a talent for taking historical subjects and creating compelling natural theatrical worlds. " Ottawa Citizen $14.95.

Jocasta ReginaJocasta Regina
Nancy Huston
As Oedipus, Creon and Tiresias continue to fight it out in public, as the plague continues to wreak havoc in the city, we slip into the bedrooms, kitchen and infirmary of the palace of Thebes ... and learn at last, some two and a half millenia after Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, what went on in the indomitable heart heart and mind of Queen Jocasta. Softcover, 115 pp. $18.95.

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