St. Anne's Reel


Gil Garratt

About the Book

Daniel, a washed-up Dollywood rhinestone cowboy, returns home to the farm near Wingham after many years, on the occasion of his mother’s death. Despite his best intentions, Daniel gets drawn right back into scrapping with his old man, Walter, who used to play fiddle with the Ranch Boys on Circle 8. This drama about a prodigal son and his cantankerous father is by turns starkly humorous and deeply moving.


St. Anne’s Reel is like the strains of an old country waltz, heard far off in the distance, when green cornfields turn to rose as dusk descends at the height of summer … The drama captures two people, father and son, caught in the eternal predicament of living perplexing, imperfect lives. It is a condition we all share in common with Walter and Daniel.” —The Guelph Mercury

About the Author
Gil Garrat is a playwright, director, dramaturge, Dora award-winning actor, and theatre administrator who has worked across Canada and internationally. With a career that has been dedicated primarily to the development of new plays, Gil is currently Artistic Director of the Blyth Festival, one of Canada’s premier houses for new work. Gil is the founding Artistic Director of his own new performance development company: Clawhammer, dedicated to creating and producing innovative, interdisciplinary performance. Several of Gil’s plays have received multiple productions, toured internationally, and been translated into French. He is a graduate of the National Theatre School’s Playwriting Program.

DRA0130000 Drama/Canadian
60pp 5.5 x 8.5 in