Lauchie, Liza and Rory


Sheldon Currie

About the Book
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.

“…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
Sheldon Currie was born in Reserve Mines, Cape Breton, and he often draws from the mining experience in his writing. His novel, The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum, was adapted for film under the title Margaret’s Museum. His other books include The Story So Far, The Company Store, and Down the Coaltown Road. He currently teaches writing and English literature at St. Francis Xavier University.

DRA013000 Drama/Canadian
96pp 5.5 x 8.5 in