Escape Acts: Seven Canadian One-Acts (Performance (Signature Editions))

Type
Book
Authors
Curran ( Colleen )
 
ISBN 10
0921833210 
ISBN 13
9780921833215 
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Edition
Publication Year
1992 
Publisher
Pages
192 
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Drawing from talent across the country, Colleen Curran has put together a collection of one-act plays that distill the very essence of theatre: escape. More than anything else, audiences go to the theatre to be transported out of their lives. These plays are all about characters who are trying to escape from the banality or horror of their lives. From the Nova Scotia story of a fish-factory worker with aspirations to the big time in Halifax, to the B.C. tale of a waitress trying to quit her job and go down the road, we see these characters’ desperate attempts to break free of what confines them. Along the way we have strange meetings in zoos, belly-dancing housewives, displaced boys from Texas, a whirlwind tour of the world, and a meeting with ghosts from the past. Included in this anthology are Curran’s own Senetta Boynton Visits the Orient, Bonnie Farmer’s Irene and Lillian Forever, Laurie Fyffe’s The Sand, Clem Martini’s The Life History of the African Elephant, Aviva Ravel’s Vengeance, George Rideout’s Texas Boy, and Meredith Bain Woodward’s Day Shift. - from Amzon 
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