Dead Metaphor

Three Plays
Product Number: EB00642476
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780889229297
Publisher: Talonbooks
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Canada's top playwright sears the page with three new darkly comic plays that denounce political culture, individualism, and the accompanying moral depravity. The title play, Dead Metaphor, examines the collision of a politician's personal and professional lives, complicated by a son's return from Afghanistan. In The Ravine, a mayoral candidate learns that his ex-wife is living in a gully nearby and wants to put a hit on him. The Burden of Self-Awareness has money at the centre of a dramatic conflict of values. Each of the three plays is populated by characters trying to navigate the increasingly blurred lines of what's right and wrong - trying to always stay informed, alert, and ready to act for the common good. Or just to get even.

Author(s): George F. Walker
Original Publish Date: Sep 07, 2015

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