Seeing beyond Winstonâ??s disfiguring scars and foreseeing a future with him, Lise falls in love and the couple soon marry. Years later, having inherited Liseâ??s gift, two of their children, Theresa and Jerome, must struggle to find their place within the community. But for Leo, their middle child, that is just the start of his worries. As he grows older and the chasm between himself and his family grows, Leo realizes that he doesnâ??t belong to his family. While familial tensions mount and secrets are revealed, the Evans family come to see the monumental effect even the smallest spark can create. Based on the short story by Michael Crummey, Afterimage explores the connections built within both family and community, of finding a place to belong.
Winner of the 2010 Governor General's Literary Award in Dramaclose this panel
Robert Chafe was born in St. Johnâ??s, Newfoundland, where he currently works as artistic associate and playwright for Artistic Fraud. He is the author of numerous plays, of which Butlerâ??s Marsh and Tempting Providence were shortlisted in 2004 for the Governor General's Literary Award for Drama. Chafe is a guest instructor at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, and at the National Theatre School of Canada. His newest play, Afterimage, won the Governor General Literary Award for Drama in 2010.close this panel
â??Afterimage is innovative and highly unusualâ?¦?? â??Robert Crew, The Toronto Starclose this panel