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In On It

In On It
Your Price: $14.95 CDN
Author: Daniel MacIvor
Publisher: Scirocco Drama
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 78
Pub. Date: 2001
ISBN-10: 1896239811
ISBN-13: 9781896239811
Cast Size: 2 men

About the Play:

Winner of the 2001 Village Voice OBIE Award. and a GLAAD Award

In On It is a full-length dramatic comedy by Daniel MacIvor. A spiralling narrative about a dying man trying to make plans for the end, a pair of lovers trying to make it work and two men trying to make a play. An intensely moving and often hilarious play from one of Canada's most acclaimed playwrights.

In On It is a two-hander about a pair of actors rehearsing a play. The actors are bickering about what works and what doesn't in the piece. Then we start bouncing back and forth between the play-in-a-play and their relationship, gathering facets of both the play's "fictional" characters and its "real" performers. They are a gay couple who met at a lesbian wedding. The arc of their relationship is achingly genuine, true to any love that's found and then lost. All this is woven into the play they're supposed to be performing about a man who faces grave medical news just as he's realizing his family doesn't care about him. Underlying all the pointed, amusing anecdotes and clever segues are the big questions on choice vs. chance and the fragmented quality of urban life.

In On It was first performed in 2000 at the Edinburgh Festival. It premiered in Canada in 2001 at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (now known as "The Cultch") in Vancouver. Since then the play has been produced widely to great acclaim from audiences at professional theatres across North America.

Cast: 2 men.

What people say:

"In On It is a two-hander that playfully and poignantly deals with matters of dramatic form while questioning the relationship between creative and domestic life." — The Daily News

"...a work of human poetry and emotion." — The Stage (Edinburgh)

"…in addition to being immensely entertaining, also happens to challenge our perceptions of reality, identity and the evanescence of existence." — Philadelphia Inquirer

About the Playwright:

Daniel MacIvor is one of Canada's most accomplished playwrights and performers. Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award (Canadian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize), the prestigious Elinore and Lou Siminovitch Prize, and many others, his plays have been met with acclaim throughout North America.

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