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Author: Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 80
Pub. Date: 2010
ISBN-10: 0887549128
ISBN-13: 9780887549120
Cast Size: 4 women, 2 men

About the Play:

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

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

Scratch is a full-length drama by Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman. Seven years in the making, Scratch is inspired by playwright Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman's relationship with her cancer-stricken mother, the late journalist Carole Corbeil. Dark humour is used to tell the "semi-autobiographical" tale of death, love, coming of age, and lice.

Scratch follows a teenage girl torn between two worlds, a longed-for first kiss and her mother's fatal disease. Being a teenager is hard enough, but add to the mix a persistent case of head-lice, raging hormones, and a terminally ill mother, and it becomes impossible. When fifteen-year-old Anna is told that her mother is dying of cancer, she responds in the only way she knows how – by ignoring the issue. Friends and family are unable to understand her reaction and Anna is increasingly frustrated by their attempts to help her, escalated of course by her persistent itching. Told by Anna with assistance from her best friend, Father, Aunt, and her dying mother, Scratch is a fresh, funny, and realistic play about the urgency of life and the need to live it to the fullest extent.

Scratch is a semi-autobiographical story written by Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman when she was only 16, for which she won the 2007 Herman Voaden national playwriting award. It premiered in 2008 at Factory Theatre in Toronto and was nominated for the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play in 2009, and was a Finalist for the 2010 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama.

Cast: 4 women, 2 men

What people say:

"This play present[s] a very honest depiction of a young woman's grief, and it is through this honesty that it succeeds." — MONDOmagazine

"...marks the mainstage splash of a gifted and courageous writer." — EYE Weekly

About the Playwright:

Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman is a Canadian playwright, screenwriter and actress. Daughter of the late novelist Carole Corbeil and playwright-actor Layne Coleman, she is a graduate of Montreal's National Theatre School.

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