Carolyn Gray’s vivid work is at once dark and illuminating, slipping beneath the veneer of Winnipeg’s iconic North Main strip, where and unlikely cast of characters finds a haven for their addictions to play out in full force. Set in Winnipeg ‘next year’, Stella Dupree is both condemned for her out-of-control gambling and given increasing access to it. Following Stella into this nightmare world: one of her angry robbery victims, a misguided saviour and a mysterious stalker.
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“… [a] fantastical black comedy about gambling, poverty and institutional callousness.” —Winnipeg Free Press
About the Author
Carolyn Gray is a playwright, director, designer, actor, educator, and puppeteer. Her play The Elmwood Visitation won the Manitoba Day Award, and Carolyn received the John Hirsch Most Promising Writer award in 2008. Her other plays include The Confessional of the Black Penitents or the True Path to the Church, and Caterinetta. She is also the author of the biography Dean Gunnarson: The Making of an Escape Artist, and is particularly interested in mystery and magic. Carolyn received a B.A. from the University of Winnipeg, and also studied at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver and the Pratt Institute of Art and Design in Brooklyn, New York.