The story of a funny, free-spirited kindergarten teacher and a mysterious refugee who find unexpected love. We follow them as they flee from their greatest fears and toward their deepest needs. A gripping play that unfolds like a dream.
About the author
Judith Thompson is a two-time winner of the Governor Generalâ??s Literary Award for White Biting Dog and The Other Side of the Dark. In 2006 she was invested as an Officer in the Order of Canada and in 2008 she was awarded the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play Palace of the End. Judith is a professor of drama at the University of Guelph and lives with her husband and five children in Toronto.
Excerpt: Capture Me (by (author) Judith Thompson)
JERRY: "When I left him he said he would give me seven years of freedom and then he would come and he would carve my heart out, like those teenage soldiers in Sierra Leone. (beat) It's been seven years, exactly."
Judith Thompson writes with passionate intelligence about the things that matter most. Juxtaposing lived and imagined realities of hate and love, fear and hope, quirky humour and bitter knowledge, Capture Me takes the kind of risks that keeps theatre powerfully alive and kicking. Connecting the lives of a kindergarten teacher, the traumatized Islamic immigrant with whom she falls in love, the insanely abusive former husband who is stalking her, and the icy, mortally ill mother whom she struggles to understand, Thompson achieves an intensity that owes as much to the jagged poetry of her writing as to the stark conflicts she stages. Capture Me is crucial reading for all those who like their theatre as strong as it comes. —Janice Kulyk Keefer
Other titles by Judith Thompson
Five Plays for High Schools
Writers on Writing in Canada
Hedda Gabler & Sirens: Elektra in Bosnia
Watching Glory Die
Lion In The Streets
White Biting Dog and Other Plays
Judith Thompson, Vol. 1
The Daughter of Adoption
A Tale of Modern Times