The Attic, the Pearls & Three Fine Girls


Jennifer Brewin, Leah Cherniak, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Alisa Palmer, and Martha Ross

About the Book

Jayne is a bi-sexual corporate shark, Jojo is a university professor obsessed with Brecht, and Jelly is an eccentric artist who loves boxes. A romp through the attic in the home of their recently-deceased father reminds the Fine sisters of their childhood and forces them to redefine their future together.


“…a remarkable balancing act of broad comedy and real drama.”
-The Globe and Mail

“…fiendishly funny.”
-Toronto Star

“…a piece of theatre with warmth, humour, and irresistible broadness of heart.”
-Ottawa Citizen

About the Authors

Jennifer Brewin has worked as a freelance director and producer. She is the co-artistic director of the Caravan Farm Theatre in British Columbia.

Leah Cherniak is co-artistic director of Theatre Columbus in Toronto. Besides directing and performing for other theatres across Canada, Leah has directed, co-created, and/or performed in over twenty new Canadian plays produced by Theatre Columbus.

Ann-Marie MacDonald is a writer and actor. Her works include the play Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), which won the Governor General’s Award for Drama. Her first novel, Fall on Your Knees, was nominated for and won many awards and was chosen as one of Oprah’s Book Club selections. Her latest book is The Way the Crow Flies.

Alisa Palmer is a director and writer. Currently the artistic director of Nightwood Theatre, she is also a freelance director who works across Canada. Among her works is the Chalmers Award-winning A Play About the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo.

Martha Ross attended the Jacques LeCoq School in Paris and has been acting and writing for Theatre Columbus since she founded it with Leah Cherniak in 1983.

DRA013000 Drama/Canadian
96pp 5.5 x 8.5 in