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Drama Canadian

Luba, Simply Luba

by (author) Diane Flacks, Luba Goy & Andrey Tarasiuk

Publisher
J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
Initial publish date
Nov 2013
Category
Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781897289976
    Publish Date
    Nov 2013
    List Price
    $15.95

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Description

Luba Goy, an original member of CanadaÕs popular comedy troupe, Royal Canadian Air Farce, is one of this countryÕs most beloved comedic actors. In Luba, Simply Luba, we are invited into her colourful and astonishing life. From her Ukrainian childhood to high honours at Rideau Hall, Luba GoyÕs journey has been filled with both comedy and tragedy. This one-woman show features glimpses of Luba at various ages along with forty-plus other charactersÑincluding her family and friends, Canadian prime ministers and other famous personalities, and even a few animals.

About the authors

Diane Flacks is a writer/performer. She recently completed her first book: Bear With Me... What They Don’t Tell You about Pregnancy and New Motherhood, published by McClelland and Stewart; and available nationwide. In the fall of 2006, she adapted it for a live solo performance, which toured to London’s Grand Theatre. It has also been invited to Montreal’s Just For Laugh’s Festival. In April/May 2006, her play, Care, written and performed with Richard Greenblatt, ran at the Tarragon Theatre. Diane is writing a new screenplay, The Progressive Dinner, with director Laurie Lynd, and a new play, The Five Stages, with Bev Cooper for Nightwood Theatre.

She is currently developing a new comedy television series called Here It Is, with the Heroic Film Company. She has created and toured three hit solo shows: Myth Me, (which toured nationally and to HBO studios in Los Angeles), By A Thread produced at the Tarragon (which twice toured to La Mama Theatre in New York City, was adapted for CBC television, and was nominated for a Dora Award), and Random Acts, produced by Nightwood Theatre, directed by Alisa Palmer. Random Acts was published in an anthology by Playwrights Canada Press in 2006.
Written and performed with Richard Greenblatt was the critically acclaimed play Sibs, produced twice by the Tarragon to sell-out crowds. It was nominated for the Chalmers Playwrighting award, and published in spring 2002 by Playwright’s Canada Press. Diane and Richard adapted Sibs for a CBC television movie that first aired in the fall of 2003. As an actor she has appeared in films and Canadian episodic TV series, and in numerous roles in Canadian theatres including The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine for Theatre Columbus, The Theory of Relatives (which she co-created) at the Tarragon, and The Serpent Woman for Theatre Smith Gilmour.

Diane Flacks' profile page

Luba Goy's profile page

Andrey Tarasiuk's profile page

Editorial Reviews

Ò(An) honest and revealing show.Ó - NOW Magazine
"This is a jewel of a show you simply canÕt afford to miss.Ó - Calgary Sun

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