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Strike! The Musical

Strike! The Musical
Your Price: $20.95 CDN
Last Copy!
Author: Danny Schur and Rick Chafe
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Format: Softcover, with a CD of the cast recording
# of Pages: 81
Pub. Date: 2009
ISBN-10: 0887547656
ISBN-13: 9780887547652
Cast Size: 21 actors and chorus

About the Play:

Strike! is a full-length drama by Danny Schur and Rick Chafe. The story follows Ukrainian immigrant Stefan Sokolowski as he falls in love with pro-strike Jewish suffragette Rebecca Almazoff to the dismay of his father who fears she makes them a deportation target. Based on the historical tale of the famous 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, it is a courageous story of overcoming prejudices towards class, religion, and ethnicity.

Strike! is set during the 1919 general strike in the Canadian city of Winnipeg. From Brisbane, to Seattle, to Barcelona, workers demand their share of the post-war pie but big business and big government say "no" to crippling general strikes. But in Winnipeg, an entire city shuts down for six weeks and was front-page news around the world. Mike Sokolowski and his godson Stefan have escaped Europe only to become "enemy aliens" in Canada. But where Stefan finds social justice in the strike, Mike sees a threat to his bid to earn enough money to transplant his remaining family members from Bolshevik-imperilled Ukraine. When Stefan falls in love with Rebecca, a pro-strike Jewish suffragette, making a deportation target of them all, Mike turns against the strikers and their growing hope of changing the world. Old World hatreds collide with New World ambitions in Strike! – an epic story of courage, passion, and hope on a collision course with power. This play comes with a CD of the cast recording.

Strike! premiered in 2005 at Rainbow Stage in Winnipeg. Since then the play has been successfully staged at several professional theatres in Saskatoon, Edmonton, and remounted in Winnipeg.

Cast: 21 actors (may be performed with as few as ten actors), with musical accompaniment on CD, or via three- to ten-person orchestra

What people say:

"Strike! has important message for humanity." — The Winnipeg Free Press

"Strike! A stirring tribute to historic event." — Edmonton Journal

"Rivetting ... spellbinding." — The Jewish Post & News

"Strike! The Musical has such a vast array of content and an uplifting theme, it makes haters of both Canadian history and musicals see the error of their ways." — The University of Saskatchewan Sheaf

"An improbably compelling piece of musical theatre." — The Globe and Mail

"The show ... gives you everything you want: a love story, a suspenseful plot, a collection of good songs and a history lesson that teaches you something about yourself." — The Saskatoon Star Phoenix

About the Playwright:

Danny Schur is a producer, musician and playwright from Winnipeg. He has co-authored and composed the scripts and scores for major theatrical productions.

Rick Chafe was born in Toronto and raised in Winnipeg. He has had over a dozen plays produced in Manitoba, across Canada, and into the U.S. Rick also writes for film and television, and teaches play and screen writing at school, college and university levels.

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