About the Book
Finalist for the Saskatchewan First Book Award
Hot. Burning hot. In the dry, hot summer of 1988, Kate, a young woman from the city moves with her boyfriend to his family’s Saskatchewan farm. A world-travelled vegetarian who listens to punk rock, she is not exactly the kind of girl John Richards’ parents had thought he would bring home. After months of unrelenting heat, dust and the endless complaints of everyone around her, Kate makes a very public promise: if only the drought will break, she’ll run naked through the streets of town. Now the media is running the story and things are about to get interesting in Stony Valley, Saskatchewan.
News & Reviews
“Minogue has created a critic-proof play.” —Saskatoon Star Phoenix
“Though the play is uproariously funny, it also makes poignant points about families and priorities and change and home, and viewers will leave simultaneously thinking about these deeper issues and chuckling about their favourite moments from the play. Dry Streak represents a great achievement for the arts in Saskatchewan, and it is well worth the time to visit Stony Valley. And make sure you pray for rain.” —The Sheaf
About the Author
Leeann Minogue‘s plays include Dry Streak, which was nominated for a Saskatchewan Book Award in 2006, and Homecoming. Leeann lives with her husband and son on a grain farm in southeast Saskatchewan.