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Drama Canadian

1979

by (author) Michael Healey

Publisher
Playwrights Canada Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2017
Category
Canadian, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781770917507
    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
    List Price
    $17.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770917521
    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
    List Price
    $12.99

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Description

A fast-paced political comedy from Michael Healey, the critically acclaimed author of The Drawer Boy and Proud, that examines the space between ideals and political reality during a monumental moment in Prime Minister Joe Clark's career.

It's December 1979 and Clark's minority Progressive Conservative government is under threat of dissolution before it has a chance to accomplish anything — even pass a budget. But Clark is young and idealistic, resolute on making his mark in office. When he steals a moment at his desk to make a crucial decision, his colleagues, including Brian Mulroney and Pierre Trudeau, take the opportunity to steer him in different directions.

About the author

Michael Healey is one of Canada's leading theatrical voices. Some of his plays include Courageous, The Drawer Boy, Proud, and Rune Arlidge, among others. With an outstanding breadth of work, Michael has won a number of awards as a playwright, including Dora Mavor Moore awards, a Governor General's Literary Award for Drama, and a Chalmers Canadian Play Award. He lives in Toronto.

Michael Healey's profile page

Awards

  • Nominated, Governor General's Literary Award for Drama

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