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By Darren O'Donnell

Dr. Actions: What do you think it all means?
Dr. Thinking: I think it means that our collaboration is destined for great heights and the basking glory of inter-planetary fame and fortune.
Dr. Actions: But you said your dream was terrifying.
Dr. Thinking: Well, I’ve always ... Read more

10 Days on Earth

By Ronnie Burkett

Darrel is a middle-aged intellectually challenged man who lives with his mother. When she dies in her sleep, Darrel does not realize she is gone, and so, for over a week, he lives alone. Tandem to Darrel's day-to-day routine are the adventures of his favourite children's book ... Read more

15 Seconds

By François Archambault
Translated by Bobby Theodore

Brimming with a dark and brittle humor, 15 Seconds is a play about a young female advertising copy writer, her pro-sports-fan ex-boyfriend, a Gen-X welfare-bum loser and his brother handicapped by cerebral palsy. These four characters are constantly making choices about reality ... Read more

1949

By David French

1949 continues the saga of the Mercer family, enlarged to include the extended family as well as off-stage characters from earlier plays. David French deals with the emotional and political decisions that the characters must come to as Newfoundland joins Confederation on April ... Read more

1979

By Michael Healey

It's December 1979 and Clark's minority Progressive Conservative government is under threat of dissolution before it has a chance to accomplish anything — even pass a budget. But Clark is young and idealistic, resolute on making his mark in office. When he steals a moment ... Read more

2 Pianos 4 Hands

By Ted Dykstra & Richard Greenblatt

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 of the gap between the merely very good and ... Read more

2000

By Joan MacLeod

According to Joan MacLeod, her play 2000 grew out of a story she read about a cougar that had wandered into a sports arena in Vancouver, BC: ?I was intrigued by the notion of the wild invading the city and the city invading the wild, by the idea of things being not quite right ... Read more

400 Kilometres

By Drew Hayden Taylor

400 Kilometres is the third play in Drew Hayden Taylor’s hilarious and heart-wrenching identity-politics trilogy. Janice Wirth, a thirty-something urban professional, having discovered her roots as the Ojibway orphan Grace Wabung in Someday, and having visited her birth family ... Read more

5 Hot Plays

Edited by Dave Carley

Includes: Talk Thirty To Me by Oonagh DuncanA raw and funny look at a diverse group of 29-year-olds who are united by one pending horror—they are about to hit the Big 3-0. "Smart and entertaining." —NOW Magazine Offensive Shadows by Paul Dunn What happens when the two sleeping ... Read more

6 Essential Questions

By Priscila Uppal

6 Essential Questions tells the story of Renata as she travels to Brazil to reunite with the mother who abandoned her when she was just five years old. In Rio, Renata discovers more than she bargained for in her quest to uncover the truth of who abandoned whom. She is continually ... Read more