CrabdanceFront Cover

ISBN: 9780889220164 | paperback / softback

$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1972
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889220164 | Rights: WORLD

Crabdance is a tragicomedy in three acts in which a lonely, middle-aged woman plays elaborate, ritualistic games with three men whom she forces to play the roles of her son, her husband and her lover.

“An unusual and searing play about a woman caught in a cage of frustration and neglect.”
Vancouver Sun

“One of the most theatrical contemporary plays that I have ever read.”
— Malcom Black

By Beverley Simons

Born in 1938 in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Beverley Rosen Simons has written extensively for the stage, film and television. Her play Crabdance (1972) is recognized as a classic of Canadian theatre. She lives and continues to write in Vancouver, B.C.

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news | 2012-03-17
Commentary Upon Vancouver Playhouse Closure

…years later, Hyland directed Simons’ play Crabdance at the Playhouse. And so it went, until this …