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Sunday March 28, 2010 in Books
A drunken Anglican minister who has failed to convert anyone in ten years, an avaricious saloon keeper with a murder in her past, a pregnant child star who has become too old for her roles and a man who claims to be the last of the Mohicans all need a new lease on life. They intercept a contract meant for a San Diego theatre company, form a bedraggled troupe of players and head north, through the wilds of the Cariboo gold rush to perform a Christmas Pageant for the Theatre Royal in Barkerville, BC.
On their way, they rehearse a hilarious pastiche of Hamlet, The Last of the Mohicans, A Christmas Carol and The Gospel of Luke, gradually finding a way to legitimize their only true talents as “professional liars.” Cariboo Magi is an unabashed celebration of the power of theatre to renew our lives and banish our cares.
ISBN 13: 9780889225275 | ISBN 10: 889225273
6 W x 9 H inches | 96 pages
$15.95 CAN / $13.95 US
Backlist | Drama | Bisac: DRA013000
Finalist for the 2002 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play or Musical: Small Theatre (Pacific Theatre)
Winner of the 2002 Jessie Richardson Award for Sydney Risk Award
About the ContributorsLucia Frangione
Lucia Frangione is an internationally produced, award-winning playwright and actor residing in Vancouver. She has had twenty-eight plays produced, most recently including In a Blue Moon and Off Leash. She is published by Talonbooks and received training through Studio 58 and Rosebud School of the Arts.
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