Pig Girl

By Colleen Murphy

Pig Girl
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At 4:00 a.m. on a secluded farm, a woman fights to take her life back from a serial killer as her desperate sister and a haunted police officer reach across time and distance in an attempt to rescue her.


Overview

At 4:00 a.m. on a secluded farm, a woman fights to take her life back from a serial killer as her desperate sister and a haunted police officer reach across time and distance in an attempt to rescue her.

Colleen Murphy

Colleen Murphy was born in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, and grew up in northern Ontario. Her play, The December Man (Lâ??homme de décembre), won the 2007 Governor Generalâ??s Literary Award for Drama, the CAA Carol Bolt Award for Drama, and the 2006 Enbridge playRites Award. Other plays include Beating Heart Cadaver (nominated for a 1999 Governor Generalâ??s Literary Award), The Piper, Down in Adoration Falling, and All Other Destinations are Cancelled. Twice she has won awards in the CBC Literary Competition. Colleenâ??s distinct, award-winning films have played in festivals around the world and include Putty Worm ('93), The Feeler ('95), Shoemaker ('96), Desire ('00), War Holes ('03), Girl with Dog ('05), and  Out in the Cold ('08).

Awards

  • Governor General's Literary Award for Drama 2016, Winner
  • Carol Bolt Award 2014, Winner

Reviews

“It’s a powerful and provocative story, told with beauty and utter fearlessness.” —Paula Simmons, The Edmonton Journal

“Pig Girl succeeds not only in giving voice to the dead but by vocalising an important social injustice of its own: a missing prostitute is distinctly different from a missing person.” —Alecia Marshall, British Theatre Guide

“Murphy’s work is refreshingly unpredictable...She is a keen observer, a shrewd and independent-minded analyst. And a terrific writer, with un-showy, economical dialogue, and tightly structured action. . .Building tension, never sensationalizing, or exploiting the suffering of the victim she shows—a bright student sunk into drug-addiction and lured to the farm by promises of new pharmaceuticals—Murphy gives depth to each character.” —Timothy Ramsden, ReviewsGate, London UK

“ . . . a deeply feminist, profoundly political work.”—Alex Ramon, Public Reviews, London UK

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