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Canadian Plays by Playwright: O

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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Darren O'Donnell
Dr. Thoughtless Actions, a young geneticist, awakes one morning to find a cardboard box secured to his head. He finds all his thoughts come from God, all his words come from the devil, and his desire for love is a habit acquired from the cinema. Sound familiar? Don't be so hard on yourself. Darren O'Donnell's latest is a bedtime story for your brain. Softcover, 135 pp. $16.95.

Social Acupuncture: A Guide to Suicide, Perfomance and UtopiaSocial Acupuncture: A Guide to Suicide, Perfomance and Utopia

Darren O'Donnell
Darren O'Donnell's monologue A Suicide-Site Guide to the City is a dazzling whirl of streetcars, pizza, 9/11 and schizophrenia. It's also about the failure of art to intervene in a world of escalating horrors. The solution? Art, says O'Donnell, that acts like acupuncture on the body politic, that needles us toward possible utopias - the art of civic engagement. Softcover, 152 pp. $17.95.

Darren O'Donnell
In Darren O'Donnell's new play, three people meet in Ephemeral and chat about the revolution. What revolution? Good question. A gently aggressive mediation, pppeeeaaaccceee examines our being, asks us what we're doing and reminds us that there are monsters in here. M-1, F-2. Softcover, 141 pp. $16.95.

InoculationsInoculations: Four Plays
Darren O' Donnell
Includes: White Mice; Who Shot Jacques Lacan?; Radio Rooster Says That's Bad; Over 243 pp. $17.95.


Westray: The Long WayWestray: The Long Way
Chris O'Neill and Ken Schwatz
Based on the worst North American mine disaster of the modern era, Westray: The Long Way gives a human face to the lives and families of the community which suffered this terrible tragedy. M-4, F-1. 64 pp. $12.95.


Act of GodAct of God
James O'Reilley
"On the event of his 40th birthday, Jim is in the dentist's chair for the first time in 20 years.As he counts backwards from 100 and the anaesthetic kicks in, his mind wanders back through a childhood spent on the road and an incomprehensible Act of God -being struck by lightening - that changed everything." A Chalmers Award nominee.

Yasuhiko Ohashi
It's a parents' nightmare: Mr. and Mrs. Ichinose disapprove of their daughter Yayoi's fiance. The problem is, he's more than a little but unsuitable -- he's Godzilla! M-6, F-7 79 pp. $12.95.

Swollen TonguesSwollen Tongues
Kathleen Oliver
Written entirely in rhyming couplets, Swollen Tongues is a contemporary take on Restoration comedy -- with a twist! M-1, F-3. Winner of the 1997 National Playwrighting Competition. Winner of the 1998 Jessie Richardson Award for outstanding emerging playwright. 71 pp. $10.95.

The Collected Works of Billy the KidThe Collected Works of Billy the Kid
Michael Ondaatje
In this remarkable composite of eyewitness accounts, tall tales, facts, and photographs, Michael Ondaatje conjures up Billy the Kid and the world he lived in, creating not only a powerfully moving portrait but also a more profound myth. Softcover, 121 pp. $17.95.

Michael Ondaatje
78 pp. $16.95.

Coming Through Slaughter
Michael Ondaatje
In this haunting, turn-of-the-century story, Michael Ondaatje tells the tale of the New Orleans musician Buddy Bolden. Cutting hair by day and playing jazz by night, Bolden's self-destructive relationships with women and music caused him to go mad at the age of 31. Coming Through Slaughter is as beautiful and chilling as a funeral procession, where even the mourners dance. 160 pp. $21.00.

Lost: A Memoir Lost: A Memoir
Cathy Ostlere & Dennis Garnhum
An unforgettable show based on an inspiring true story. Cathy leaves her home in Calgary to search for her lost brother. As she tries to unravel the mystery of his life, she discovers some surprising things about her own life's journey. 1F. Softcover, 62 pp. $14.95.

Book by Richard Ouzounian, Music by Marek Norman
Included here are the complete script and four songs from the Richard Ouzounian-penned musical based on the famous trilogy by Lucy Maud Montgomery (M-11, F-15). Softcover, 141 pp. $14.95.


Dracula: A Chamber Musical
Dracula: A Chamber Musical
Book by Richard Ouzounian, Music by Marek Norman
More faithful to Bram Stoker's original novel than any other version to date, this is a story of good versus evil, with love triumphing over. Included are Ouzounian's complete script and lyrics, and the music for six of Marek's songs. Softcover, 124 pp. $18.95.

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