Adam Pettle, one of our finest young playwrights, brings the same warmth and humour that illuminated Zadie’s Shoes to his outstanding new play, Sunday Father. Alan and Jed are struggling with what it means to be sons and fathers. After their parents divorced, their father became a “Sunday Father,” a role Jed finds himself slipping reluctantly into as his own marriage disintegrates. Meanwhile, Alan, ensconced in the family firm, is having trouble living up to their fathers’ expectations. As the brothers work their way through situations filled with pain and anger, Jed and Alan discover strengths they never knew they had, and a deepening bond that leads them toward hope.
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“… intelligent, sensitive, articulate and ever so witty.” —Globe & Mail
“Searingly powerful.” —Toronto Star
About the Author
Adam Pettle is a playwright, television writer, producer, and radio dramatist. He is a graduate of the National Theatre School and Dalhousie University. His plays include Therac-25, Zadie’s Shoes, Sunday Father, Mosley and Me, Rattle the Bones, and an adaptation of Parfumerie by Miklos Laszlo. Pettle was the co-creator and head writer of the popular CBC Radio drama Afghanada. He has written for several television series, including Rookie Blue and Saving Hope.