Drama

Drama

by Karen Hines
     
 

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Finalist for the 2012 Governor General's Award for Drama

Penelope Douglas is an ex–forensic psychiatrist looking for a fresh start in a western boomtown grown three sizes too crazy. But then a television writer offs himself in her sleek bathroom and her oil-wife friend pronounces Penelope her baby's godmother. Will she be able to find heart in this

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Finalist for the 2012 Governor General's Award for Drama

Penelope Douglas is an ex–forensic psychiatrist looking for a fresh start in a western boomtown grown three sizes too crazy. But then a television writer offs himself in her sleek bathroom and her oil-wife friend pronounces Penelope her baby's godmother. Will she be able to find heart in this wild and soulless landscape? Will she have to smudge her lipstick to "cowboy up"? Drama, a new play by the master of edgy dark humor, has all the answers.

Karen Hines is the author of Hello . . . Hello (A Romantic Satire) and The Pochsy Plays. A Second City alumna, Hines has appeared in numerous television and film productions and is the director of cult horror clowns Mump & Smoot.

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'A very clever, cautionary play-with-epilogue about becoming the medium for what we watch on television and being what we consume ... a magnificent play.' – Calgary Herald

'Hines is nothing, if not an original.' – Globe and Mail

'Some scenes in [Drama] are so electric that, if this were television instead of stage, you’d want to grab your remote and rewind so you could enjoy them instantly again.' – Calgary Sun

'A funny, thought-provoking and devastating look at the lunacy and hypocrisy that we've all learned to live with in late 20th century America.' – Rocky Mountain News (on The Pochsy Plays)

'Ingenious, acidic comedy.' – Globe and Mail (on The Pochsy Plays)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552452561
Publisher:
Coach House Books
Publication date:
07/24/2012
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,401,616
Product dimensions:
12.20(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.50(d)

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Karen Hines is the author of Hello...Hello (A Romantic Satire) and The Pochsy Plays, both published by Coach House Books. Her plays and short films featuring her character Pochsy have been presented internationally and have won many production and literary awards and nominations including finalist for the Governor General's Award for Drama. A Second City alumna, Karen has also appeared in numerous television and film productions and is the award-winning director of cult horror clowns Mump & Smoot. She lives in Calgary.

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