Cul-de-sac

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Talonbooks, May 1, 2005 - Drama - 80 pages
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Co-founder of Toronto's groundbreaking theatre company da da kamera, Daniel MacIvor is Canada's most influential post-modern playwright. In his latest collaboration with director Daniel Brooks, MacIvor plays the role of Leonard, who narrates the events leading up to his murder while trying to understand them himself. Through the course of the play, we peer behind the curtains of his neighbourhood as MacIvor transforms into the multiple characters who bear witness to Leonard's life and death. Yet each of their stories, while internally consistent, tells a subtly different version of what happened, progressively colouring and transforming our understanding of the characters as we think we had come to know them. In a headlong rush we understand that everyone's story inevitably dead-ends at precisely the bottom of the preconceptions they brought to its telling. Punctuated by brilliant lighting and a mood-setting soundscape, this dazzling one-man show is storytelling of the highest order.

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User Review  - Molly - Goodreads

A lot of bleh. A good ending, but mostly people just talking about stuff. I'm sorry Daniel and I still love you, but you win some you lose some. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (2005)

Writer, performer, producer, artistic director, and filmmaker Daniel MacIvor has been creating original Canadian theater since 1986 when he founded the highly acclaimed theater company da da kamera. His play Marion Bridge (Talonbooks, 1999) was nominated for the 1999 Governor General's Award for Drama.

Director, writer, actor, and producer Daniel Brooks has recently been appointed the Artistic Director of Necessary Angel Theatre Company. His work has toured across Canada and around the world.

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