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Posted March 29, 2017

Social Studies shortlisted for Manitoba Book Awards

Congratulations to Trish Cooper for her play Social Studies being shortlisted for the 2017 John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer and the Chris Johnson Award for Best Play by a Manitoba Playwright.

When Jackie comes back to her childhood home after separating from her husband, she thinks her biggest problem will be readjusting to life on a smaller bed. She’s surprised to learn, however, that her mother has given that bed away to a Sudanese refugee!

When Deng crashes Jackie’s newly purchased car and then reveals that he doesn’t have a driver’s license, Jackie must make a choice. Will she make a personal sacrifice on behalf of someone who has lived through the worst?