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Silence

Mabel and Alexander Graham Bell

by Trina Davies

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It only takes one spark of love to change the world forever.

Mabel Hubbard Bell was a strong, self-assured woman—bright, passionate, and a complete original. Despite a near-fatal case of childhood scarlet fever that cost her the ability to hear, she learned to talk and lip-read in multiple languages. At nineteen, she married a young inventor named Alexander Graham Bell and became the most significant influence in his life.

This is Mabel’s story, offering the unique perspective of a woman whose remarkable life was forever connected to her famous, distracted husband. From inspiring invention to promoting public service, Mabel and Alec challenged each other to become strong forces for good. Silence is a beautiful and true love story about how we communicate.

About the Author

Trina Davies is a playwright based in Vancouver, BC. Trina’s award-winning plays include Shatter, Multi-User Dungeon, The Auction, The Bone Bridge, and Waxworks. Her play The Romeo Initiative was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama in 2012 and was the winner of the Enbridge Playwrights Award for Established Canadian Playwright. Her plays have been performed across Canada and in a number of other countries, including the United States, Germany, Italy, and India. She has participated in artist residencies at the Stratford Festival in Ontario, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the Playwrights Theatre Centre, and the Bella Vita Playwrights Retreat in Italy.

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Editorial Reviews

“A welcome addition to the catalogue of Canadian theatre . . . a lovely portrait of a unique relationship and a delightfully entertaining, interesting and challenging show.”

— Joe Belanger, London Free Press

“[A] poetic meditation on communication in general and the place of human beings in the world . . . such a beautiful, thoughtful play.”

— Christopher Hoile, Stage Door

“If one of the intents of theatre—of any art, for that matter—is to give us entry into worlds we’d otherwise never inhabit, Silence: Mabel and Alexander Graham Bell succeeds splendidly.”

— Patrick Langston, Artsfile

“A flawless interpretation of Mabel’s mind . . . you are within it, listening, watching, and feeling the vibrations of sound waves around you.”

— Courtney Church, Stratford Festival Reviews

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