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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Lady in the Red Dress
Max, a lawyer for the Canadian Department of Justice, is losing his mind. In one nightmarish week he has been shot, punched, stabbed, had a heart attack, and is having conversations with dead men. A modern-day noir noir, Lady in the Red Dress is a darkly comic story about the skeletons in our closets and the consequences of our inactions told by one of Canada's most unorthodox young playwrights. 4m, 1f (both with doubling). Softcover, 94 pp. $16.95.
The Yoko Ono Project
Quirky, obsessed, passionate, provocative, The Yoko Ono Project is a multimedia
extravaganza that highlights the experience of three Asian Canadian women as filtered
through and magnified by the icon of Yoko Ono. M-2, F-4. 80 pp. $14.95.
Double Bill: Still Desire You & Fire
Paul Ledoux & David Young
Playing like the A and B sides of an old 45, these two plays deal with the interpenetrating relationships between carnal desire, spiritual love, media and popular music. Taken together, they paint a vivid picture of the struggle to find spiritual meaning within the maelstrom of a media-driven culture. Softcover, 176 pp. $17.95.
No Great Mischief
The long history of the Clan MacDonald begins in 1779 as Calum Ruadh leaves Scotland
to begin a new life on Cape Breton Island. Haunted by the stories and songs of
the ancestry, two brothers seek to reconcile their past with their present. From
the author of Glenn and Inexpressible Island comes
this adaptation of the award-winning, international bestseller by Alistair MacLeod.
Softcover, 93 pp. $14.95.
In 1912, a Royal Navy scientific expedition was stranded in the Antarctic
without supplies or shelter. With the winter fast approaching, bringing
its three months of total darkness, their situation seemed
hopeless. This play explores the survival mechanisms that carried this
group through their ordeal. It is a story about human beings maintaining
social order in the face of the wildest extremes of nature.
142 pp. $12.95.
Glenn Gould captured the imagination of a world-wide audience, becoming
an instant celebrity with his eccentric performance style and his definitive
renderings of Bach. Glenn explores the music, ideas, and remarkable
life of this iconoclastic and celebrated pianist, arguably the most
important artist Canada has ever produced.
Definitive edition 110 pp. $17.95.
Lionel K. Biggar, newspaper baron and megalomaniac, and Trent, a burnt-out liberal
journalist formerly in Biggar's employ, are kidnapped from a shareholder's meeting
by their nemesis, Eve. Chained together in a cell, the two men find themselves in
a nebulous zone where ideological mind games are the order of the day, and the stakes
are one man's sanity, and, perhaps, the future itself. M-2, F-1. 113 pp. $17.95.
blood.claat is the story of woman and blood: life blood and
death blood as experience through the journey of fifteen-year old mudgu sankofa,
in whitfield town, kingston, jamaica. Nominated for 5 Dora awards and winner
of two, outstanding new play and outstanding female performance. First edition
includes Spanish translation. Softcover, 108 pp. $19.95.
of Ali & Ali and the Axes of Evil
Marcus Youssef, Guillermo Verdecchia & Camyar
In this elaborate agitprop theatrical collaboration, the internal contradictions
and duplicitious double-speak of the "war on terror" are exposed as
the propaganda vehicles for the neo-colonialism of the West that they are. "Ali
Hakim" and "Ali Ababwa," refugees from the imaginary country "Agraba," attempt
to seduce their audience into providing them with food, refuge, security, freedom
and the material benefits of Western consumer society, failing miserably at every
step. M-4. Softcover, 126 pp. $16.95.
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