Murdoch is a charming, yarn-spinning, old-school, white Canadian cop. His wife is a doctor: young, beautiful, smart, a Muslim Uyghur–and a suspect. She has a lot to confess. So does he. Murder, betrayal, politics and the war on terror: a love story.
Two Rooms was awarded the 2010 John V. Hicks Manuscript Award from the Saskatchewan Writers Guild and the 2010 Uprising National Playwriting Competition from the Downstage Performance Society and the Consortium for Peace Studies at the University of Calgary. The play is being translated into French by Governor General’s Award winner, Jean-Marc Dalpe, and will be produced by Sudbury’s Le Theatre du Novel-Ontario and in Ottawa by Theatre de la Vieille.
About the Author
Mansel Robinson’s plays include Picking Up Chekhov, Two Rooms, Colonial Tongues, Collateral Damage, The Heart As It Lived, Downsizing Democracy, Spitting Slag, Ghost Trains, Street Wheat, and Scorched Ice. He has been nominated twice for Saskatchewan Book of the Year and is the winner of the John V. Hicks Award and Geist Magazine’s Award for Distance Writing. Robinson has been writer–in–residence at the Pierre Berton House in Dawson City, Yukon; Northern Light Theatre in Edmonton; at the University of Windsor; and at the Regina Public Library. Originally from Chapleau, Ontario, Robinson was based in Saskatoon for twenty years. He now lives in northern Ontario.