When Peter and Steve–a theatre critic and a playwright–go on a road trip from Saskatchewan to Sudbury, you just know that they’re going to hit some bumps along the way… The uneasy friends both live in glass houses and are carrying armloads full of stones. Steve is still nursing anger and hurt over Peter’s having panned his work, and Peter bristles at accusations he writes his reviews before even seeing the plays! Along the way the guys pick up an incredibly well-read fugitive named Sasha and her psychic friend Suki, who are as scary as they are sexy. Theatrical, hilarious, and horrifying, Bite the Hand has everything: anti-American rants, pro-American rants; a rousing song, debates of the play’s own merits, a car chase, romance, and unexpected violence.
Bite the Hand is the work of one of our most inventive and insightful playwrights at the top of his game.
News & Reviews
“Caustic, rule-breaking, highly-inventive comedy… A roiling writer’s cauldron of wit, righteous indignation, and audacious inspiration.” —Saskatoon Star-Phoenix
About the Author
Mansel Robinson‘s plays include Picking Up Chekhov, Two Rooms, Colonial Tongues, Collateral Damage, The Heart As It Lived, Downsizing Democracy, Spitting Slag, Ghost Trains, Street Wheat, and Scorched Ice. He has been nominated twice for Saskatchewan Book of the Year and is the winner of the John V. Hicks Award and Geist Magazine’s Award for Distance Writing. Robinson has been writer–in–residence at the Pierre Berton House in Dawson City, Yukon; Northern Light Theatre in Edmonton; at the University of Windsor; and at the Regina Public Library. Originally from Chapleau, Ontario, Robinson was based in Saskatoon for twenty years. He now lives in northern Ontario.