Nothing to Lose Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889221215
Pages: 144
Pub. Date: January 1 1977
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.375"
Rights: Available: WORLD
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Drama / DRA013000

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Nothing to Lose

By David Fennario

It is 1976. In a tavern in the Point Saint Charles working class district of Montreal, three friends gather on their lunch hour and reminisce about the past. They are survivors of a decade. One is Jerry Nines, a writer who has had some success, having written a novel and a hit play. The others are Jackie Robinson and Frank Saladini, old friends of Jerry’s from the Point. They work in a warehouse across the street. During the course of their reunion, Jackie leaves his truck parked at the loading dock of the warehouse and fights the foreman, actions which precipitate a worker’s sit-down strike which David Fennario uses as a demand for workers’ control of industry.

Cast of nine men.

“Restores one’s faith in theatre as a medium of continuing vitality and relevance.”
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