The Glace Bay Miners

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889223691
Pages: 128
Pub. Date: September 15 1996
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.4375"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Drama / DRA013000

  • DRAMA / Canadian

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The Glace Bay Miners' Museum

By Wendy Lill

A story of the ill-fated romance between a wandering musician-social-idealist and a Cape Breton coal miner’s daughter, whose dreams are reawakened by their passion. The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum is a play in which the all-consuming brightness of dreams and memory are overshadowed by absentee greed, callousness and exploitation. It is a tragedy that is hard as nails and completely unsentimental, yet nonetheless full of love and humour.

Cast of two women and three men.

Short-listed 1996 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama

“Lill has translated a novel – and, moreover, a novel that is essentially an intense, first-person monologue – into a captivating dramatic form, with engaging dialogue, conflict between characters, and enough thoughts shared directly with the audience to retain the flavor of the original.” – Canadian Book Review Annual

“… a tender, romantic triumph over the genre …” – Eye Weekly

“… bittersweet magic realism leavened by the ribald banter between the characters”
Halifax Daily News

“… as real as the coal.”
Halifax Chronicle Herald

“What an emotional roller coaster ride! Playwright Wendy Lill has touched every possible nerve in her latest offering, The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum.” – Halifax Mail Star