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Drama Canadian

Gas Girls

by (author) Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

Publisher
Playwrights Canada Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2011
Category
Canadian, Women Authors, African
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887549663
    Publish Date
    Sep 2011
    List Price
    $16.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780887549687
    Publish Date
    Sep 2011
    List Price
    $12.99

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Description

Gigi and Lola live by one motto: love for gas, gas for cash, cash for living, living for love. Living in Zimbabwe's depressed economy, both women live day-by-day, plying their trade with the truck drivers that stop at the border.

Gigi knows the limitations of her trade, while her young protege, Lola, looks for love in every man that comes her way. Lola's brother, Chickn, ekes out his own living while keeping an ever-watchful eye for Gigi's affections and Lola's safety. But love is not a luxury these girls can afford. Through story, song, and play, Gigi and Lola inspire each other to find joy on the edges of survival.

About the author

Donna-Michelle St. Bernard (aka Belladonna the Blest) is an emcee, playwright, and agitator. Works for the stage include Reaching for Starlight, Cake, Sound of the Beast, A Man A Fish, They Say He Fell, Salome's Clothes, Gas Girls, Give It Up, The Smell of Horses, and The First Stone. She is co-editor with Yvette Nolan of the Playwrights Canada Press anthologies Refractions: Solo and Refractions: Scenes, and editor of Indian Act: Residential School Plays. DM is the creator of the 54ology and artistic director of New Harlem Productions.

Donna-Michelle St. Bernard's profile page

Awards

  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Award for Drama

Editorial Reviews

"A strong production that's both brash and sensitive."

NOW Magazine

"Dark, ponderous, and stirring, it's an impressionable storytelling vehicle that gets surprising mileage from a cast that holds on tight and simply doesn't let go."

TorontoStage.com

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