Finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Drama
A passionate encounter on the Greek island of Santorini illuminates this new play by Maureen Hunter. Ben is a Canadian in his fifties who has taken refuge on the sunny isle–thought to be Atlantis. He encounters Mircea, a mystical local woman and their ensuing love affair provides “a badly needed hot spot for the soul.”
News & Reviews
“… highly literate … a potent blend of sexy spiritualism and fey eroticism.” —The Globe and Mail
About the Author
Maureen Hunter is one of Canada’s most successful playwrights. Her work has been produced extensively on Canada’s major stages, in the United States, and Britain, and by CBC and BBC Radio. Her play Atlantis was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and Transit of Venus, premiered by Manitoba Theatre Centre, became the first Canadian play ever staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company of England. Hunter’s other plays include Sarah Ballenden, Beautiful Lake Winnipeg, Footprints on the Moon, I Met a Bully on the Hill, Poor Uncle Ernie in His Covered Cage, The Queen of Queen Street, The Room, Vinci, Wild Mouth, and Winners. A native of Saskatchewan, Maureen now lives on the Salish Sea at Sechelt, BC.