Cruel TearsFront Cover

ISBN: 9780889221208 | Paperback

$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1977
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889221208 | Rights: WORLD

Cruel Tears is one of the most original and inventive theatre pieces ever staged in Canada. Shakespeare buffs may see in the play certain intriguing parallels to Othello, but in Cruel Tears, the jealous hero is a Ukrainian truck driver from Saskatoon, not a moor of Venice. Described as a “country opera,” the play is written in the idiom of country and western music and features music by the Saskatchewan musical group, Humphrey & Dumptrucks.

“A unique and astonishing dramatic event.”
Calgary Herald

“A brilliantly original theatre piece.”
Montreal Star

By Ken Mitchell

Born and raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Ken Mitchell has been a journalist, house painter, press operator, hog farmer, actor, writer, director and teacher. His play Cruel Tears (1977) was a finalist for a Chalmers Award in 1978. Mitchell is currently the Head of the English Department at the University of Regina.

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