Winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play
Finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama
Winner of the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award
High Life is a shocking portrait of addiction and criminal life. Four addicts–three exconvicts and a young recruit–plan the ultimate bank heist. Together they dream of one last big score, one that will keep them flying on morphine, if only they don’t kill each other first–or die laughing.
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“… remarkably tight and assured … walking a knife edge between humour and horror..” —Globe & Mail
About the Author
Lee MacDougall has worked as an actor, writer, and director in theatres across Canada. Lee MacDougall’s play High Life has played across Canada, off-Broadway, and in Chicago, London, Tokyo, and Seoul, and was adapted for film. MacDougall’s other plays include The Gingko Tree, Resistance, and an adaptation of W.O. Mitchell’s Who Has Seen the Wind? As an actor, Lee appeared for two years on Broadway with the acclaimed musical Come From Away, spent six seasons with the Stratford Festival, and was in the Original Canadian cast of Urinetown at CanStage. He lives in Stratford, Ontario, with his husband, director/choreographer Tim French.