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Flowers and No More Medea

Flowers and No More Medea
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Author: Deborah Porter
Introduction by: Iris Turcott
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 124
Pub. Date: 1997
ISBN-10: 0887545262
ISBN-13: 9780887545269

Flowers and No More Medea contains two full-length plays by Deborah Porter. History and mythology are given modern contexts in these two plays.

Flowers investigates the challenge of 'becoming', as five adult sisters – quintuplets – strive to find a singular identity in the aftermath of their childhood and celebrity. A northern Ontario woman gives birth to quintuplets in 1934, and the resulting celebrity changes a whole family's life. Many years later, the quints return home to visit their dying mother. In a flood of memory and image, their lives are re-lived as the women, through Sylvie, try to make sense of their fiveness. (First Produced in 1993 at The Canadian Stage Company's Berkley Street Theatre in Toronto; Cast: 5 women)

What people say:

"A beautifully crafted play ... a remarkable piece of Canadian theatre." — London Scene

"...really the best new play I've seen in a long time... It's true theatre." — CBC Radio

In No More Medea, The Virgin Mary and Medea meet in the afterlife – they embark on a stormy friendship and a whirlwind tour of life on earth as it exists for women now. The shopping is better, but has anything else changed in 5,000 years? (First Produced in 1990 at the Toronto Fringe Festival and then Factory Theatre Studio Cafe in Toronto; Cast: 2 women)

What people say:

"...a clever comedy that invites debate about the burdens mythological figures are expected to bear... highly entertaining." — The Toronto Star

About the Playwright:

Deborah Porter Taylor is a Canadian playwright, director, and dramaturg whose plays have been produced throughout Canada. She is a Toronto expatriate currently living on the West Coast.