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Drama Canadian

The Attic, the Pearls & Three Fine Girls

by (author) Jennifer Brewin, Leah Cherniak & Ann-Marie MacDonald

J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
Initial publish date
Jan 1998
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    Jan 1998
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Jayne is a bi–sexual corporate shark, Jojo is a university professor obsessed with Brecht, and Jelly is an eccentric artist who loves boxes. A romp through the attic in the home of their recently–deceased father reminds the Fine sisters of their childhood and forces them to redefine their future together.

About the authors

Jennifer Brewin has worked as a freelance director and producer. She is the co-artistic director of the Caravan Farm Theatre in British Columbia.

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Leah is Co-Artistic Director with Martha Ross of Theatre Columbus where she creates and directs new Canadian plays. For the company she has directed many collectively created works including Hotel Loopy, Lonely Nights and Other Stories, and The Betrayal, (winner of 1999 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award). Leah has also directed classics for Theatre Columbus such as Twelfth Night, The Cherry Orchard (co-director), and adaptations of The Barber Of Seville and Peer Gynt. Leah directed and co-wrote The Anger In Ernest & Ernestine which was published in 1990 and has been performed in theatres across Canada and internationally. In 1997 she created and performed the role of Jelly in The Attic, the Pearls and Three Fine Girls, a collaboratively written play. In 1992 she received the Pauline McGibbon Award for directing.

Leah also directs for other theatres in Canada, more recently New Canadian Kid by Dennis Foon at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People and Rune Arlidge by Michael Healey at Tarragon Theatre. Leah also teaches theatre with clown as her specialty. She taught for fourteen years at the National Theatre School of Canada and now teaches in the Ryerson University Theatre Program and George Brown College.

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Ann-Marie MacDonald is an award-winning novelist, playwright, actor, and broadcast host. Her writing for the stage includes the plays Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), Belle Moral: A Natural History, and Hamlet-911, along with the libretto for the chamber opera Nigredo Hotel, and book and lyrics for the musical Anything That Moves. She is the author of the bestselling novels Fall On Your Knees, The Way the Crow Flies, and Adult Onset. Ann-Marie is a graduate of the acting program of the National Theatre School of Canada. In 2018 she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of her contribution to the arts and her LGBTQ2SI+ activism. She is married to theatre director Alisa Palmer, with whom she has two children.

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