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The River Lady and other plays

The River Lady and other plays
Your Price: $25.95 CDN
Author: David Widdicombe
Publisher: Icarus Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 122
Pub. Date: 2000
ISBN-10: 0968595405
ISBN-13: 9780968595404

About the Play:

RARE BOOK, only a very limited number of copies are still available.

The anthology The River Lady and Other Plays contains 3 full-length plays by David Widdicombe, about the lost, the lonely, the isolated. Includes his two-handed masterpiece The River Lady, plus Swamp Baby & Other Tales and Dinosaur Dreams.

What people say:

"David has enormous generosity as a writer. Beyond having his own voice and knowing what he wants to say, David invites the audience into his writing. He is also very funny." — George F. Walker

The River Lady has been hailed as a "dazzling two-hander" (The Vancouver Province) and it "...skates with razor precision over the abyss of human fear and pain" (NOW Magazine). A female drifter meets a disgruntled dishwasher in an all-night diner. She collects marbles from every town she visits and longs for a better life. He's frustrated by the world he sees reflected back at hum through television and wants to start a religion inspired by Planet of the Apes. Together they desperately try to make sense of their simple lives as the night closes in on them. First Produced in 1990 by New Play Centre in Vancouver, it was revived in 2011 at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace. (Cast: 1 woman, 1 man)

Swamp Baby and Other Tales has been praised as a "outstanding... has everything going for it" (Theatrum Magazine). Fate intrudes into the lives of four different woman: a little girl who has as many pounds on her body as there are days in a year, a street kid with an unique cure for drug addiction, an old woman who talks to outer space, and Hubie, the world's most unusual baby. First Produced in 1992 at the Summerworks Festival in Toronto. (Cast: 4 women)

Dinosaur Dreams is "a literate and intelligent Canadian family drama" (The Globe and Mail) that "confirms David Widdicombe as a playwright with extraordinary talent" (NOW Magazine). Bobby and Rabbit are two brothers who survive the cold winters by fantasizing about their futures – Bobby as a California surfer, Rabbit as a paleontologist. Their dreams are turned upside down with the arrival of their father Judd, who disappeared a decade ago. First Produced in 1992 at the Factory Theatre Studio Cafe in Toronto. (Cast: 3 men)

About the Playwright:

David Widdicombe is a Canadian playwright, screenwriter, director and filmmaker whose plays have been produced across Canada and internationally. He is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre and has worked in film in recent years.