In Better Angels: A Parable, Akosua Mansa leaves Ghana to work for Greg and Leila Tate in the tony suburbs of a metropolitan city. But she soon finds herself in an impossible situation: like more than forty million people, she’s become trapped in modern-day slavery. Taking cues from the spider god, Anansi, Akosua will take her destiny into her own hands.
Eating Pomegranates Naked examines two couples and their single frenemy as they scratch the surface of their relationships over too much wine. What do infertility, religion, toxoplasmosis, and ice-cream have to do with Tulipmania? Maybe more than you think.
News & Reviews
“Tight, taut writing… Better Angels tells a hard story with style and a twist” —Lynn Slotkin, CUIT 89.5
“Brassy, fearless, and pitch-black… Scott’s provocatively titled drama concerns two couples, one of them biracial, and adds religion to the incendiary ingredients.” —The Globe and Mail
About the Author
Andrea Scott is a Toronto playwright, screenwriter, and producer. She is the author of Better Angels: A Parable, Eating Pomegranates Naked, Don’t Talk to Me Like I’m Your Wife, Controlled Damage, and co-author (with Nick Green) of Every Day She Rose. Andrea is the recipient of the Cayle Chernin Award for Theatre. She has been in the playwright units at Obsidian Theatre, Cahoots Theatre, Roseneath Theatre, Factory Theatre, Theatre Direct, Nightwood, and Eastern Front Theatre. In 2019, Andrea was awarded the Magee TV Diverse Screenwriting Award. She is the story editor for CBC TV’s The Porter.
CBC PlayME Podcast – Better Angels: A Parable
A free audio drama version of Better Angels: A Parable produced by PlayME is also available from CBC Podcasts. You can listen to all two parts of Better Angels: A Parable as well as an interview with Andrea Scott at the links below.