The Pessimist

September 28, 2007|
The Pessimist by Morwyn Brebner
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The Pessimistintroduces us to a motley troupe of artists: Marcus, a dying theatre director, his wife, a playwright, a wanna&#ndash;be acress, and a neophyts politician join forces to stage a play in the garbage dump of a small Ontario town. Their rented farmhouse becomes a refuge from reality wher romance, sex, cameraderie, anbd conversation attempt to stave off the inevitable. This Chekhovian idyll is punctuated by metaphorical zombies, women bearing pies, strange sounds in the night?and suffused with love and loss. A philosophical romantic comedy,The Pessimistasks us to consider how we keep living, when life as we know it is ending.The Pessimistis a companion piece to Brebner''sThe Optimists(Scirocco Drama, 2006), which was a finalist for the Governor General''s Literary Award for Drama.

Morwyn Brebner''s debut play,Music for Contortionist(Scirocco Drama, 2001), was co-produced by the Shaw Festival and the Tarragon Theatre in 2000 and nominated for a Dora and a Chalmers award. Other plays includeLiquor Guns Karateand the musicalLittle Mercy''s First Murder(Scirocco Drama, 2004) (with composers Paul ...
Title:The Pessimist
Product dimensions:96 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.25 in
Shipping dimensions:96 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.25 in
Published:September 28, 2007
Publisher:J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781897289228

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