Therac 25


Adam Pettle

About the Book
Alan and Moira are young, and they are falling in love… in the corridors of the Princess Margaret Hospital, where they are both undergoing cancer treatment. Humorous and moving, Therac 25 is a love story unlike any other—a play you won’t easily forget.

“A considerable achievement … yields a bounty of laughs, but gives voice to a full range of emotional expression. This one has hit written all over it.”
–Toronto Star

“Edgy and moving … filled with humour and tenderness.”
–NOW Magazine

“Pettle’s sense of humour and his unflinching honesty puts us on the edge where comedy and tragedy fuse in a dance like fire. One of the most powerful, most liberating experiences of live theatre I’ve ever lived through.”
–Halifax Chronicle-Herald

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.

DRA13000 Drama/Canadian
48pp 5.5 x 8.5 in