The year is 1928 and someone is stealing Al Capone’s whiskey. Prohibition has just been lifted in Ontario but still holds firm in Chicago. For those who want a drink, the morality is shaky. In a quiet little diner close to the U.S. border, Lucy yearns for excitement and glamour. When a couple of well-dressed American gangsters make an after hours visit, Lucy changes her tune as the stakes get higher…
News & Reviews
“Beverley Cooper has written a play that is gripping and complex.” –CIUT 89.5 FM
“… the story has more twists than a strand of spaghetti on a fork… The play combines dramatic tension–there is a moment when the action verges on violence–with abundant humour.” —The Kitchener Record
About the Author
Beverley Cooper is a writer, teacher, and actor. Her plays include: Clue in the Fast Lane (with Ann-Marie MacDonald); Thin Ice (with Banuta Rubess, Chalmers/Dora Award); The Eyes of Heaven; The Woman in White (from the novel by Wilkie Collins); The Lonely Diner: Al Capone in Euphemia Township; Janet Wilson Meets the Queen (nominated for Prix Rideau Award) and If Truth Be Told. Innocence Lost: A Play about Steven Truscott was a finalist for a Governor General’s Literary Award and was on the Globe and Mail bestsellers list, a first for a Canadian playwright. She has also written for television, film, and extensively for CBC Radio Drama. Beverley is the coordinator of PGC’s The CASA Project, which aims to support women playwrights living in South Africa.