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    ISBN: 9780889222816 | Paperback

    104 pages | Pub. Date: 19900101
    6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30 D inches
    Backlist | Drama | Bisac: DRA013000
    Rights: WORLD


In this fast-paced, sophisticated and hilarious play, a man contemplating suicide on a seventh-storey building ledge confronts the stories of the people who live inside the building. These “seven stories” lead to a charming and surprising ending.

Cast of 2 women and 3 men.

Winner 1998 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play, The Sydney Risk Award

“Panych’s text delivers: It is funny, philosophical, often poetic.”
– Globe and Mail

“One of the best plays of the ’80s.”
– CBC Radio

“Stunningly theatrical endlessly witty and cruelly clear-headed.”
– Georgia Straight

By Morris Panych

Playwright, actor and director Morris Panych has been described as “a man for all seasons in Canadian theatre.” He has appeared in over fifty theatre productions and in numerous television and film roles. He has directed more than ninety productions and written over a dozen plays that have been translated and produced throughout the world. He has twice won the Governor General’s Award and has won the Jessie Richardson Theatre Award fourteen times for acting and directing. He has also been nominated six times for Toronto’s Dora Mavor Moore Award and three times for the Chalmers Award. His classic 7 Stories ranks 9th among the ten best selling plays in Canada, outselling the Coles version of Romeo & Juliet.

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