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Lunacy: A Bathroom Trilogy

Lunacy: A Bathroom Trilogy
Your Price: $15.95 CDN
Author: Richard Turtle
Publisher: Samuel French
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 56
Pub. Date: 1999
ISBN-10: 0573626405
ISBN-13: 9780573626401
Cast Size: 2 women, 2 men

About the Play:

Lunacy: A Bathroom Trilogy is a collection of three one-act plays by Richard Turtle. These short plays – a tragedy sandwiched between two comedies – are set in an apartment bathroom on the full moon. Revealed are the hilarious, tragic and touching secrets, dreams and realities of tenants whose lives change when they are unable to open an unpredictable bathroom door.

In The Lunatic from Number Seven manic self-discovery ensues when a failing artist is trapped in the bathroom while his girlfriend is away. (First staged in 1997 at The Guild Hall in Peterborough, Ontario; Cast: 1 man)

Sing a Pretty Song is the chilling tale of an abused woman who confronts her demons and tires to make sense of her life. (First performed in 1998 at The Pinnacle Playhouse in Belleville, Ontario; Cast: 1 woman)

In Search and Rescue a young man finds himself tongue tied when the plumber he called turns out to be the woman of his dreams. If only he could get the door open and his foot out of his mouth. (First staged in 1998 at The Pinnacle Playhouse in Belleville, Ontario; Cast: 2 men)

Lunacy: A Bathroom Trilogy was first staged in 1999 by Trenton Community Players at The Guild Hall in Peterborough, Ontario during the Eastern Ontario Drama League Spring Play Festival, where it won the Kingston Trophy for Best Canadian Play. Since then it has been performed in regional repertory, high school, college, and community theatre productions in Canada and throughout the United States.

Cast: 2 women, 2 men

What people say:

"Quirky, haunting, engaging and playful." — Peterborough Examiner

"Overwhelming." — Trentonian

About the Playwright:

Richard Turtle is an award-winning Canadian playwright, journalist and actor whose work has appeared on pages and stages throughout Canada. His plays have been produced on both sides of the border. A print journalist and corporate communications specialist, his articles and editorials have appeared in dozens of newspapers and periodicals throughout North America as well as in translation in Europe and Asia.