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    ISBN: 9780889221833 | Paperback

    112 pages | Pub. Date: 19800101
    6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
    Backlist | Drama | Bisac: DRA013000
    Rights: WORLD


Waiting for the Parade is John Murrell’s play, set in Calgary during World War II, in which five women gather to work for the war effort while their men are away. Waiting for the Parade was first performed by Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary. Subsequently, it has been performed by Northern Light Theatre, Edmonton; Bastion Theatre, Victoria; Tarragon Theatre, Toronto; the National Art Centre, Ottawa; Centaur Theatre, Montreal; and at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in London, England.

"An honest appraisal and speaks directly to the heart. … In short, this is a parade of talent worth seeing. ” – St. Albert Gazettez

By John Murrell

John Murrell has been playwright-in-residence with Alberta Theatre Projects from 1975 to 1976, associate director of the Stratford Festival from 1977 to 1978, and head of the Banff Centre School of Fine Arts Playwrights Colony in 1986. In 1988 he was appointed Head of the Canada Council’s Theatre Section. Murrell’s 1980 play Waiting for the Parade has become a classic repertoire piece in theatres in the English-speaking world.

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news | 2015-03-06
Waiting for the Parade in St. Albert, AB

Waiting for the Parade by Calgary playwright John Murrell is being … Newman and Samara Von Rad enact a scene from Waiting for the Parade by Canadian playwright John Murrell. (Photo from … the St. Albert Gazette ) Waiting for the Parade March 5–7 7:30 PM Kinsmen Korral Riel Drive …

news | 2011-04-18
Waiting For the Parade in White Rock

…Hachey, Elyse Raible and Kim Arklie appear in Waiting for the Parade – photo by Bev Malcolm) Over six decades … come home. John Murrell‘s beautiful play, Waiting for the Parade looks at war through they eyes of five very … is at times heartbreaking hilarious and haunting. Waiting for the Parade runs from April 28 to May 7 at Coast Capital …

news | 2010-10-01
Penning Down History with John Murrell

…must be a strange one, O’Keeffe.” In Waiting for the Parade, the audience is invited to share in the lives of …