Pearl Gidley

August 20, 2012|
Pearl Gidley by Gary Kirkham
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The elderly Gidley sisters lead unassuming and unexciting lives in Blyth, Ontario in 1971. Tart-tongued Pearl and the more romantically-minded Edith live frugally, renting a room to the occasional boarder to help make ends meet. But the sistersÕ orderly life is turned upside-down when their neighbour George asks them to take in Charles, a young American Vietnam veteran.

The characters in this beautifully-written, bittersweet comedy gently draw out one anotherÕs storiesÉand along the way must come to terms with loyalty and betrayal, long-ago heartbreak, the consequences of sacrifice, and the power of music.

Gary Kirkham is an actor and playwright based in Cambridge, Ontario. He was one of the original members of Motus O Dance Theatre, and currently works with Lost & Found Theatre. For several years he improvised sketches with comedy troupes including Mental Floss and Second City. KirkhamÕs plays include Falling: A Wake, Queen Mil...
Title:Pearl Gidley
Product dimensions:96 pages, 8.48 X 5.5 X 0.3 in
Shipping dimensions:96 pages, 8.48 X 5.5 X 0.3 in
Published:August 20, 2012
Publisher:J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781897289792

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