by Len Falkenstein


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A 19th-century English fur trader, his Cree wife, and Métis guide are harrowingly pursued by an unseen monster on the Athabasca River. Two freshwater biologists in present-day Fort McMurray are investigating water pollution and dead fish, until one becomes obsessed with their discovery of centuries-old skeletons and the other wants to go public with their findings. A young man comes to work in the oil sands where he meets a stripper, but their connection is severed when he returns home after discovering the body of a young man. Meanwhile a young glacier tour guide working at the Athabasca glacier recounts finding a body in ice. And between all the bodies are interwoven vignettes that lead up to a major oil spill, filling out a chilling story of lives lived and lost on rivers and railways.

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ISBN-13: 9781770918849
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.13(w) x 7.63(h) x (d)

About the Author

Len Falkenstein is Director of Drama at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, where he teaches theatre and playwriting and directs productions for Theatre UNB. He is also Artistic Director of Bard in the Barracks, Fredericton’s outdoor Shakespeare company, and NotaBle Acts, a developmental theatre company that stages an annual festival of new plays by New Brunswick dramatists. His plays, staged with his company Theatre Free Radical, include a new play in development, Soft Target , as well as Lac/Athabasca, Utopia, and Doppelgänger , all of which have been staged at Toronto’s SummerWorks Performance Festival and at Fringe festivals and other locations across Canada.

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