Reverend Jonah

September 30, 2008|
Reverend Jonah by Paul Ciufo
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To a conservative church in a south-western Ontario town comes Jonah Arias?a troubled, left-leaning, pill-popping United Church minister. Reverend Jonah is young and idealistic, with courage enough to challenge the power-brokers in his small community. When he starts an inappropriate relationship with a young woman in the congregation, and then decides to repatriate a former member of the church expelled for being in a lesbian relationship, the ensuing battle threatens to derail Jonah''s career and fracture the church. The play, like Reverend Jonah himself, is unafraid to ask the tough questions: Do we have the right to judge one another? What constitutes integrity? What is courage? Are we prepared to embrace rather than censure our fellow human beings? Thoughtful and powerful, Reverend Jonah challenges us to explore the meanings of community in the very broadest sense.
Paul CiufoÕs play Reverend Jonah was a finalist for the 2008 Governor GeneralÕs Literary Award for Drama. Reverend Jonah premiered at Blyth Festival and was published by Scirocco Drama (2008).ÊCiufoÕs full-length radio drama On Convoy was produced and broadcast by CBC Radio. The stage version of On Convoy was produced by Goderich Littl...
Title:Reverend Jonah
Product dimensions:96 pages, 8.48 X 5.49 X 0.31 in
Shipping dimensions:96 pages, 8.48 X 5.49 X 0.31 in
Published:September 30, 2008
Publisher:J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781897289327

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