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The Saints and Apostles

The Saints and Apostles
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Author: Raymond Storey
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 92
Pub. Date: 1997
ISBN-10: 0887545149
ISBN-13: 9780887545146
Cast Size: 2 women, 3 men

About the Play:

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

Finalist for the 1993 Governor General's Award for Drama (Canadian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize)

The Saints and Apostles is a full-length comedic drama by Raymond Storey. A moving and thoughtful depiction of family members and loved ones during the AIDS pandemic in the 1970s. This is as warm and moving tale about the ultimate fear of intimacy which re-examines modern relationships, and the power and the limitations of love.

The Saints and the Apostles is a rich and lyrical drama about love, friendship and mortality, with five characters whose lives and voices intertwine. But they spend as much time talking to the silence of their lonely city lives as they do to each other, and at the heart of the play is a tragic failure in communication. Michael is a successful thirty-five year old theatre director who has isolated himself from personal relationships. The only person close to him is his roommate Madeline, until the arrival of Daniel – brilliant, attractive, and HIV positive. The Saints and the Apostles chronicles the fits and starts of people apprehensive about commitment, terrified to take a chance on love.

The Saints and Apostles had a workshop presentation in 1990 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto prior to its mainstage premiere in 1991 the Walter Kaasa Theatre by Workshop West in Edmonton where it won an Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Best New Play.

Cast: 2 women, 3 men

What people say:

"Storey has always commanded a fluent verbal wit, a sure touch with dialogue that never seems to graft on the jokes. And The Saints and Apostles will make you laugh out loud." — Edmonton Journal

About the Playwright:

Raymond Storey is a Canadian playwright and an award-winning television writer and producer. His award-winning stage plays include The Saints and Apostles, which was a Finalist for the Governor General's Award for Drama. He studied at the National Theatre School of Canada, and spent several years living and working in Alberta with commutes east to Toronto where he has since established a successful career as a show-runner and head writer.