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Strike!

The Musical

by Danny Schur & Rick Chafe

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It's 1919. Brisbane, Seattle, Barcelona. Workers demand their share of the post-war pie but big business and big government say "no" to crippling general strikes. But in Winnipeg, an entire city shuts down for six weeks and becomes the nation's battleground for the democratic dream.Mike Sokolowski and his godson Stefan have escaped Europe only to become "enemy aliens" in Canada. But where Stefan finds social justice in the strike, Mike sees a threat to his slave-wage job—his only hope of saving his family from revolution in Ukraine. When Stefan falls in love with Rebecca, a pro-strike Jewish suffragette, making a deportation target of them all, Mike turns against the strikers and their growing hope of changing the world.

About the Authors
Danny Schur

Danny Schur

Dubbed "Canada's Andrew Lloyd Webber," Danny Schur is one of Winnipeg's most successful composers/producers of original musicals. Having made his name as a Juno Award-winning composer/producer (Chantal Kreviazuk, Doc Walker) Danny turned his sights on his true passion: original musical theatre. His musical The Bridge was Winnipeg's first full-scale original musical and Strike! earned Danny & co-writer Rick Chafe the 2006 Kobzar™ Literary Award and the 2007 Grant MacEwan College Kostash Award. The pair have written the screenplay adaptation of Strike! and a feature film is in pre-production.
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Rick Chafe’s plays include Governor General’s Literary Award finalist The Secret Mask, Shakespeare’s Dog (adapted from the novel by Leon Rooke), Strike! and its film adaptation Stand! (both co-written with Danny Schur), Red Earth (co-written with Kristian Jordan), Beowulf, and The Odyssey. Rick lives in Winnipeg with his wife, Martine; their daughter, Charlotte; two cats; and their new kitchen.
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Contributor Notes

Rick Chafe's plays include his adaptation of Shakespeare's Dog (adapted from Leon Rooke's Governor General's Literary Award-winning novel), The Odyssey, The Last Man and Woman on Earth, and Zac and Speth. Rick also works as a dramaturge, television story consultant and writer, produces documentary video, and has taught playwriting to every age of student from grade one to university. He lives in Winnipeg with his wife and their daughter.

Awards
  • Winner, Grant MacEwan College Kostash Award.
  • Winner, Kobzar™ Literary Award

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