About the Book
Finalist for the Saskatchewan First Book AwardHot. Burning hot. In the dry, hot summer of 1988, Kate, a young urban woman 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 lives with her husband and son on a grain farm in southeast Saskatchewan. Homecoming, her second play, premiered at the Station Arts Centre in Rosthern in the summer of 2009 and has since been produced in three rural Saskatchewan communities. Leeann’s first play, Dry Streak (Scirocco, 2006), has been staged by the Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon, the Station Arts Centre, the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario, and in seventeen amateur dinner theatres across rural Saskatchewan. Dry Streak was nominated for a Saskatchewan Book award in 2006.