HaloFront Cover

ISBN: 9780889224698 | paperback / softback

$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224698 | Rights: WORLD

When an image of Jesus appears on the side of a Tim Hortons restaurant in Nately, Nova Scotia, life is forever changed. The town’s inhabitants are challenged to ask difficult questions about faith, life and love with sometimes moving, sometimes hilarious results. Complicating the matter, of course, are the more mundane questions of whether this appearance is a miracle, an accident or quite possibly even a hoax.

At the centre of this wickedly entertaining play resides the more existential and personal question of what has happened to our notion of meaning and ethics in the strip-mall culture of concrete and crass competition which has replaced a more pastoral and rural life of care for the earth, the cycle of the seasons and its festivals, and the blessings of renewal in the family. Has religion lost the ability to mediate these two conditions, or did it ever really have that power?

Halo is a brilliant examination of the need to believe and the power of forgiveness. Cast of three women and four men.

Short-listed 2004 Merritt Theatre Award for Best Play

By Josh MacDonald

Josh MacDonald is the writer of the stage plays Degrees, Halo, and Whereverville. Published by Talonbooks, Halo and Whereverville are curriculum titles in Nova Scotia high schools.

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