Beckett meets Betty Boop in this trilogy of monologues by Canadian cult heroine Pochsy, a nasty, vapid, utterly charming vixen. In Pochsy's Lips, she's in the hospital, convinced she's sick because she's got a squid where her heart should be. In Oh Baby, she's at the Last Resort, on holiday from her job packing mercury. And in Citizen Pochsy, our little minx is in the waiting room at an audit from hell. In The Pochsy Plays, Hines remodels and melds traditions like stand-up, absurdism, clowning and neo-cabaret to create some of the most original and cutting satire to hit the stage – and, now, the page. Walk a mile in her distressed calfskin boots as the dark and ditzy Pochsy garbles ad slogans, self-help mantras and desperate grabs at meaning into a postmodern pastiche that is hilarious and harrowing, sweet and bitter at the same time. With extensive photos and musical scores, and an introduction by Darren O'Donnell.
|Publisher:||Coach House Books|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||4 MB|
About the Author
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.
Karen Hines is an award-winning playwright, performer, and stage director. She has performed extensively in Canadian television and film, while her independent stage performances, plays, and short films have been presented internationally. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.