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East End Plays Part 1
George F Walker
Criminals in Love, Better Living, and Escape From Happiness.
East End Plays Part 2
George F. Walker
Beautiful City, Love and Anger, and Tough!.
The Power Plays
George F Walker
Completely revised and updated for this edition, these three plays -- Gossip, Filthy Rich, The Art of War -- showcase both the development and the culmination of Walker's engagement with the film noir style.
208 pp. $19.95.
George F. Walker
Six plays, united only by the fact that they each take place in one and the same suburban motel room. Transients, lovers, the haunted and the hunted, the desperate and the dumb, each "strut and fret their hour upon the stage and then are heard of no more. These plays -- Problem Child, Criminal Genius, Risk Everything, Adult Entertainment, Featuring Loretta, and The End of Civilization -- are real, funny, and heartbreaking.
George F. Walker
Something Red & The Jones Boy
As shocking and powerful today as they were when they first rocked the theatre scene in the 1970s, these two classic plays by Tom Walmsley expose the heart of a world located somewhere near the intersection of love and destruction. Softcover, 136 pp. $18.95.
The Last Journey of Captain Harte
When Marguerite Walker receives a faraway phone call from the nomadic Captain Harte, an old friend of her husband, her imagination is awakened. As Captain Harte makes his circuitous way home, Marguerite follows his journey and prepares for a different life. M-4, F-3. 95 pp. $12.95.
Irene Kirstein Watts
Goodbye Marianne is documentary fiction, based on the author's own personal experiences as a child in Nazi Germany and of other Holocaust survivors. M-1, F-2. 48 pp. $9.95.
The Dream of the Burning Boy
David Read West
Since the sudden death of his favourite students, high-school teacher Larry Morrow has been falling asleep at his desk and dreaming. The school's guidance counselor is hanging inspirational posters designed to help everyone "process their emotions." Searing yet surprisingly funny, The Dream of the Burning Boy is about finding the strength to move on... and the courage to live without regret. Softcover, 52 pp. $11.99.
The River Lady and Other Plays
The lost, the lonely, the isolated. These are the people that exist on the edges of society. These are the people of David Widdicombe's plays. Included in this collection are: The River Lady, Swamp Baby and Other Tales, and Dinosaur Dreams. 121 pp. $20.95.
The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz
A comic folk-play with a classical music base. A farm wife, a carpenter, a midwife, and a musician all struggle to find fulfillment in their seemingly impossible wantings. 2M 2F. Softcover, 103 pp. $14.95.
Cousins Jacob and Isaac Thunderbird reunite ten years after the mayhem in Kenneth T. Williams last play, Thunderstick. This time a beautiful and vengeful third-party manager will wreak havoc with their lives. This is another knockout comedy from one of Canada's finest playwrights. 2M 2F. Softcover, 92 pp. $14.95.
Kenneth T. Williams
Two estranged cousins, one a freelance writer, one a photojournalist, are teamed up to write a story on parliament hill. They get thrown into jail one one of them vomits on Jean Chretien. Their brief stint in jail sets of a chain of events that sees them journeying deep into the backwoods in search of adventure, escape, and a fantastic story. Thunderstick is a hilarious tale of two Cree men trying to reconcile their deeply painful pasts with their dreams of the future. Softcover, 72 pp. $14.95.
Leon Aureus & Terry Woo
Banana Boys is a smart, contemporary and wickedly funny play about five young Asian-Canadian men wrestling with issues of race, identity and the death of a friend. It is one story, fragmented into five and reconstructed throughout the course of their lives. Softcover, 93 pp. $17.95.
"Claptrap fondly satirizes the demi-monde of theatre festivals such as Stratford and Shaw. Authentic and comedically accurate, it's as much a look at what goes on backstage as what we get to see onstage -- and here, what goes on behind the curtains is undeniably the more entertaining of the two." -- Ottawa X Press M-9, F-5. 125 pp. $15.99.
When Bobby Langford arrives in Digby, NS, looking for work as a cook on a fishing boat, he finds himself renting a room from Walter Letteney, a nervous eccentric and ne'er-do-well who occupies an old warehouse on the waterfront. What follows is a comic, compelling portrait of two men attempting to reconcile the contradictions of community life. M-2 92 pp. $12.95.
Dear Boss: A Fortean Chronicle of Jack the Ripper
A murder mystery and a romantic horror story for three actors and thirty puppets, Dear Boss is an imagined investigation of the Ripper Murders. Charles Fort - a famous researcher of such phenomena as spontaneous combustion, raining fish and frogs, ghosts and flying saucers - picks his way through the madness and mayhem of Whitechapel in the autumn of 1888 to find answers to one of history's most notorious riddles. Softcover, 107 pp. $15.95.
The Eldritch Plays
Mad scientists, werewolves, would-be necromancers, a succubus, and an evil immortal mouse are but a few of the bizarre creatures that you'll encounter in the world of Eric Woolfe. This eccentric playwright uses live actors combined with puppets, simple stylized special effects, humour and horror in his gothic, witty, and theatrical plays. Sideshow of the Damned, The Strange and Eerie Memories of Billy Wuthergloom, and Grendelmaus all bear marks of Woolfe's singular imagination. Softcover, 172 pp. $18.95.
Webber Hally, a recent widow, leaves her home is Saskatchewan to live on a sailboat off the coast of British Columbia. With the help of the ancient myth of Halycon, particle physics, and the ghost of her husband Wade, Hally finds strength she never knew she possessed. M-1, F-1. 71 pp. $12.95.
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