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Canadian Plays by Playwright: Y

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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Lady in the Red DressLady in the Red Dress
David Yee
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
Jean Yoon
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"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 MischiefNo Great Mischief
David Young
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.

Inexpressible IslandInexpressible Island
David Young
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.

David Young
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.

David Young
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.

d'bi young
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.

The Adventures of Ali & Ali and the Axes of EvilThe Adventures of Ali & Ali and the Axes of Evil
Marcus Youssef, Guillermo Verdecchia & Camyar Chai
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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