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Bite the Hand

by (author) Mansel Robinson

J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
Initial publish date
Aug 2009
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    Aug 2009
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When Peter and SteveÑa theatre critic and a playwright Ñgo on a road trip from Saskatchewan to Sudbury, you just know that theyÕre going to hit some bumps along the wayÉ
The uneasy friends both live in glass houses and are carrying armloads full of stones. Steve is still nursing anger and hurt over PeterÕs having panned his work, and Peter bristles at accusations he writes his reviews before even seeing the plays! Along the way the guys pick up an incredibly well-read fugitive named Sasha and her psychic friend Suki, who are as scary as they are sexy.
Theatrical, hilarious, and horrifying, Bite The Hand has everything: anti-American rants, pro-American rants; a rousing song, debates of the playÕs own merits, a car chase, romance, and unexpected violence.
Bite the Hand is the work of one of our most inventive and insightful playwrights at the top of his game.

About the author

Mansel Robinson’s plays have been produced across the country and include Colonial Tongues, Collateral Damage, The Heart As It Lived, Downsizing Democracy, Spitting Slag, Ghost Trains, and Street Wheat. Scorched Ice, a cold–war drama, was recently produced by Last Exit Theatre in Saskatoon. He has been nominated twice for Saskatchewan Book of the Year and is winner of the John V. Hicks Award and Geist Magazine&3146;s Award for Distance Writing. Robinson has been writer–in–residence at the Pierre Berton House in Dawson City, Yukon; Northern Light Theatre in Edmonton; at the University of Windsor; and at the Regina Public Library in 2005/06. Current projects include Bite the Hand, which was presented as a staged reading at the Saskatchewan Playwrights’ Centre’s 2005 Spring Festival of New Plays. He is also working on a satire about gangsters and academia. Originally from Chapleau, Northern Ontario, Robinson is based in Saskatoon.

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Editorial Reviews

ÒCaustic, rule-breaking, highly-inventive comedyÉ A roiling writerÕs cauldron of wit, righteous indignation, and audacious inspiration.Ó
ÑSaskatoon Star-Phoenix

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