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Dry Streak

Dry Streak
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Author: Leeann Minogue
Publisher: Scirocco Drama
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 86
Pub. Date: 2006
ISBN-10: 1897289081
ISBN-13: 9781897289082
Cast Size: 3 women, 4 men
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About the Play:

Finalist for the Saskatchewan First Book Award

Dry Streak is a full-length comedy by Leeann Minogue. It's hot. Burning hot. City-girl-Kate has had enough of farm life. Too many drinks, and she's yelling that, if it would just rain, she'd run through town naked. Too bad the town newspaper man overheard.

Dry Streak takes place during the dry, hot summer of 1988. It tells the story of Kate Allen as she moves with her boyfriend, John Richards, to his parents, Olive and Peter Richards, very rural Saskatchewan farm. A world travelled vegetarian who listens to punk rock music, she is not exactly the kind of girl Peter Richards thought his son would bring home – a flightly female city slicker. Set in the Richards' cozy farm kitchen, Dry Streak provides a glimpse into the life of a small prairie farming community enduring the effects of an unprecedented heat wave and drought. As the play progresses, the temperature goes up outside – and also inside – as people's blood starts to boil and the tension builds. Kate, tired of all the talk about the drought – and after having one drink too many – makes a very public promise: if only it'll rain, she'll run naked through the streets of town. Now the media is running the story, the pronouncement rocks the community, and things get very interesting in Stony Valley, Saskatchewan.

Dry Streak premiered in 2006 at the Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The show has since been on stage at the Station Arts Centre in Rosthern, Saskatchewan, the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario, and has enjoyed many successful productions in more than 25 rural communities. It has become a popular choice for community theatre productions.

Cast: 3 women, 4 men

What people say:

"Minogue has created a critic-proof play." — Saskatoon Star Phoenix

"Though the play is uproariously funny, it also makes poignant points about families and priorities and change and home, and viewers will leave simultaneously thinking about these deeper issues and chuckling about their favourite moments from the play. Dry Streak represents a great achievement for the arts in Saskatchewan, and it is well worth the time to visit Stony Valley. And make sure you pray for rain." — The Sheaf

"If anyone is looking for a combination of comedy and drama, then “Dry Streak” is the play for them." — Lucknow Sentinel (Ontario)

About the Playwright:

Leeann Minogue is a freelance writer and editor living on a grain and seed farm in south-eastern Saskatchewan. She is the editor of Grainews and regular Country Guide columnist. Her plays about rural Saskatchewan – Dry Streak and Homecoming – have been produced on stages across Canada.