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Mad Boy Chronicle

Mad Boy Chronicle
Your Price: $15.95 CDN
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Author: Michael O'Brien
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 154
Pub. Date: 1997
ISBN-10: 0887545092
ISBN-13: 9780887545092

About the Play:

HARD TO FIND BOOK, only a very limited number of copies are still available.

Finalist for the 1996 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama (Canadian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize)

Mad Boy Chronicle is a full-length dark comedy by Michael O'Brien. Viking lore meets Hamlet as Christianity sweeps across Europe in this medieval farce.

Mad Boy Chronicle is a Viking epic set in the final days of the first millennium that hauls the Hamlet tragedy howling back to its origins in Denmark. Join the Mad Boy as he sets out in fierce pursuit of his destiny, in a world where wolves, elves, spirits, and Jesus Christ all compete for the future of humanity.

Mad Boy Chronicle premiered in 1995 at Alberta Theatre Project's playRITES Festival in Calgary, Alberta. It was subsequently performed in Kingston, Montreal, Los Angeles and London, England.

Cast: 4 women, 6 men

About the Playwright:

Michael O'Brien is a Canadian playwright who was born on Saltspring Island. BC and grew up in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, and London, England. After training at the University of Ottawa and the National School of Canada, he travelled across the country on the Fringe Festival circuit. His plays have been produced across Canada as well as in the USA and Great Britain.