About the Book
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.
“…intelligent, sensitive, articulate and ever so witty.”
—The Globe & Mail
About the Author
Adam Pettle was born and raised in Toronto and returned home after two years of study in Montreal. His first play, Therac 25, has received numerous productions across the country and is being adapted for CBC Radio. A graduate of the National Theatre School’s playwriting programme, Adam was the playwright-in-residence at the Canadian Stage Company, where he completed a production draft of his play, Zadie’s Shoes. His latest play is Sunday Father.
- DRA013000 Drama/Canadian
- 96pp 5.5 x 8.5 in