Late Company

By (author): Jordan Tannahill

One year after the suicide of their teenage son Joel, Debora and Michael Shaun-Hastings sit down to dinner with their son’s bully and his parents. Closure is on the menu, but accusations are the main course as everyone takes a turn in the hot seat for their real or imagined part in the tragedy. Blame shifts over the course of the evening from one person to the next, raising questions no one is prepared to answer.


Jordan Tannahill

Jordan Tannahill is a Toronto-based playwright, director, and filmmaker. Through his company Suburban Beast, he has developed and presented plays at theatres including Buddies in Bad Times, Canadian Stage, Theatre Passe Muraille, and the Theatre Centre. Jordan is the 2011 recipient of the Inside Out Film Festival’s Emerging Canadian Artist Award, the 2011 Ken McDougall Award for Emerging Directors, and the 2012 Enbridge playRites Award. He runs a storefront theatre called Videofag in Toronto’s Kensington Market with his partner William.


“Harrowingly powerful . . . a superb play, which deals compassionately yet unflinchingly with grief’s desperate search for an answer to the question: Why?” 

– Tom Wicker

“Tannahill’s subtle writing examines divergent approaches to parenthood without condemning anyone, as well as the challenges of childrearing in the 21st century.”

– Debbie Fein-Goldbach

“A powerfully polarizing script. There is humour and heartbreak in equal parts.”

– Carly Maga

“Tannahill’s writing fizzes with authenticity. His arrow sharp dialogue is by turns comic and excruciating.” 

– Claire Allfree

“This is theatre in its purest form: a cathartic cleansing.” 

– Joe Vesey-Byrne


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120 Pages
8.36in * 5.37in * .28in


April 23, 2018



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DRAMA / Canadian



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