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Drama Canadian

Late Company

by (author) Jordan Tannahill

Publisher
Playwrights Canada Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2015
Category
Canadian, Gay & Lesbian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781770914148
    Publish Date
    Sep 2015
    List Price
    $17.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781770918979
    Publish Date
    Apr 2018
    List Price
    $17.95

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One year after the suicide of their teenage son Joel, Debora and Michael Shaun-Hastings sit down to dinner with their son’s bully and his parents. Closure is on the menu, but accusations are the main course as everyone takes a turn in the hot seat for their real or imagined part in the tragedy. Blame shifts over the course of the evening from one person to the next, and questions are raised that no one is prepared to answer.

About the author

Jordan Tannahill is a playwright and filmmaker currently living between his hometown of Ottawa and London, UK. His work has been presented in theatres and festivals across Canada and internationally. He won the 2014 Governor General's Award for Drama for his book Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays and was shortlisted for the prize again in 2016 for Concord Floral (also a recipient of the 2015 Carol Bolt Award). Tannahill's book Theatre of the Unimpressed: In Search of Vital Drama (2015) was called "essential reading for anyone interested in the state of contemporary theatre and performance" by The Globe and Mail, and is on the curriculum of several North American universities. Tannahill has been described in the press as "the future of Canadian theatre" (NOW Magazine), "the hottest name in Canadian theatre" (Montreal Gazette), and "the posterchild of a new generation for whom 'interdisciplinary' is not a buzzword but a way of life" (The Globe and Mail).

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Editorial Reviews

“Tannahill’s subtle writing examines divergent approaches to parenthood without condemning anyone, as well as the challenges of childrearing in the 21st century.” —Debbie Fein-Goldback, NOW Magazine

“Tannahill’s script makes his characters abandon their pretenses, pick them up again, and then set them on fire.” —S. Bear Bergman, Mooney on Theatre

“…a powerfully polarizing script. There is humour and heartbreak in equal parts…” —Carly Maga, The Grid TO

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