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...In a thought-provoking new play, 13 year old Lucy, who suffers from autism, moves in with her estranged, misanthropic mother. Having lived her entire life with her father, Lucy, as well as her mom, struggle with all the difficulties...
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...After Vladimir Lenin’s death, Stalin orders two Jewish scientists to preserve Lenin’s body for all time. If they succeed, the rewards will be considerable. If not, it’s the gulag – or worse. Based on real events, Vern Theissen’s nimble dark...

2 Pianos 4 Hands

~playauthor~Written by~ Ted Dykstra , Richard Greenblatt

Playwrights Canada Press, 2012

Playwrights Canada Press

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 20, Roles: Total (4), Female (0), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Amidst pushy parents, eccentric teachers, hours of repetitive practice, stage fright, the agony of competitions and exams and the dream of greatness, Ted and Richard grow up as ‘piano nerds’. As they mature, they become more aware...

Wild Abandon: A Study of Steve

Written by

Daniel MacIvor

~playauthor~Written by~ Daniel MacIvor

Playwrights Canada Press, 2013

Playwrights Canada Press

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Roles: Total (1), Female (0), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...In Wild Abandon we are introduced to Steve, a man alone in the world. Steve is acerbic, opinionated and desperate to figure himself out. As he recounts his life story, we follow Steve out the door of his strict Catholic home, through diners...

Between the Sheets

Written by

Jordi Mand

~playauthor~Written by~ Jordi Mand

Playwrights Canada Press, 2014

Playwrights Canada Press

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Roles: Total (2), Female (2), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...Marion, a working mother with a special-needs child, has discovered a devastating secret: her husband Curtis has been engaging in a torrid love affair with none other than their son's young teacher, Teresa. Armed with love notes between...

Bone Cage

Written by

Catherine Banks

~playauthor~Written by~ Catherine Banks

Playwrights Canada Press, 2008

Playwrights Canada Press

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 15, Roles: Total (7), Female (3), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Jamie is 22 years old and works 12-hour shifts operating a wood processor, clear-cutting for pulp. At the end of each shift, he walks through the destruction he has created looking for injured birds and animals and rescues those he can...

The Cave Painter

Written by

Don Hannah

~playauthor~Written by~ Don Hannah

Playwrights Canada Press, 2013

Playwrights Canada Press

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Roles: Total (1), Female (1), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...Dianne is a printmaker who derives her imagery from pre-history – Neanderthal teeth, the Jericho skulls, old bones. Too many people close to her have passed away and her only son has rebelled by embracing a life of religious...

Comrades

~playauthor~Written by~ Daniela Vlaskalic , Beth Graham

Playwrights Canada Press, 2009

Playwrights Canada Press

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...Bartolomeo Vanzetti and Nicola Sacco dreamt of the land of the free. Leaving their small Italian villages, they embarked on a long voyage to the United States, only to encounter a world they never could have imagined. Controversially...

The Crossing Guard

Written by

Daniel Karasik

~playauthor~Written by~ Daniel Karasik

Playwrights Canada Press, 2011

Playwrights Canada Press

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Scenes: 8, Roles: Total (3), Female (1), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Every day after school, seventeen-year-old Timothy waits at the neighbourhood crosswalk where years earlier his older sister disappeared. Every day he crosses the street with Jim, the elderly crossing guard. It’s a ritual Timothy thinks...

The Drowning Girls

~playauthor~Written by~ Daniela Vlaskalic , Beth Graham , Charlie Tomlinson

Playwrights Canada Press, 2009

Playwrights Canada Press

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...Bessie, Alice, and Margaret have two things in common: they are married to George Joseph Smith, and they are dead. Surfacing from the bathtubs they were drowned in, the three breathless brides gather evidence against their womanizing...