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Something Red and The Jones Boy

by (author) Tom Walmsley

J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
Initial publish date
Oct 2007
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    Publish Date
    Oct 2007
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Tom Walmsley rocked the theatre world with and Something Red, two brutally honest portrayals of life on the edge. And the two plays share something else extraordinary: they're Canadian classics that remain as sharp and exciting today as the day they premiered. Something Red begins as a friendly evening of Scrabble...and turns into a nightmare. Bobby and Christine live downstairs from their friends Alex and Elizabeth. Bobby is a poet with a shady past, and, afraid he#146;s being targeted by a variety of vicious people, he's afraid to leave the apartment. His girlfriend, stuck in a deadSomething Red influenced a generation of playwrights, and transformed Canadian theatre as we know it.


Set in a squalid apartment in the late 1970s in East Vancouver, The Jones Boy centres on two couples: Lee and Carol, who share the one

About the author

Tom Walmsley won the first Three Day Novel contest in 1979 with his novel Doctor Tin; its sequel, Shades, which also contained the original novel, was published in 1992. His novel Kid Stuff was published in 2003. He's also the author of the poetry collections Lexington Hero and Rabies, the plays The Jones Boy, Blood, and Something Red, and the screenplay of the film Paris, France. He lives in Toronto.

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