From the author of Margaret’s Museum comes this all-too-human comedy of unrequited love. From her wedding day until the day her son leaves for university, Liza lives with sensible Lauchie while pining for his reckless identical twin brother, Rory. In a series of scenes from Liza’s life, Currie evokes an entire east-coast town and keeps us laughing while subtly illuminating the poignancy in the situation. The play’s two actors switch characters at a dizzying pace-playing parents, siblings, children, priests, nuns-to weave the tale of a warm and tightly-knit family coming to terms with the meaning of love and loyalty.
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“… one must recognize Currie’s command of vernacular… his potentially allegorical plots and characters, and his powers of description.” — The Sunday Herald
About the Author
Born in Reserve Mines, Cape Breton, Sheldon Currie is professor emeritus at St. Francis Xavier University and author of short stories, novels, and plays. Probably his most widely known novel is The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum, which was adapted for radio and stage plays, and made into the critically acclaimed film Margaret’s Museum, starring Helena Bonham Carter. In his varied career, Sheldon has also served in the RAF and as fiction editor of The Antigonish Review. His play Lauchie, Liza and Rory won the 2004 Merritt Award for best play by a Nova Scotia writer. Down the Coaltown Road, first published in 2002, was nominated for the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction.