Chronic

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Playwrights Canada Press, 2004 - Drama - 62 pages
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Griffiths turns her darkly comic vision toward the elusive mind/body connection. In the age of the virus, Petra is struck with a mysterious disease, which both infects and illuminates her relationships with her boyfriend, boss, co-workers and doctor. Bruised by the medical establishment, Petra battles the Virus, a compelling, fantastical personality who may or may not be the source of the crisis.

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About the author (2004)

Linda Griffiths is an actress, producer, and writer. Griffiths is a founding member of 25th Street Theatre in Saskatoon. Griffiths's first major success came when she and Paul Thompson collaborated to write Maggie and Pierre, a one-person, three-character play that bases its narrative structure on events in Pierre and Margaret Trudeau's life together. Griffiths has also written O.D. in Paradise, Jessica (with Maria Campbell, The Darling Family, Brother André's Heart, and The Duchess. Between 1986 and 1988, Griffiths was co-artistic director of Theatre Passe Muraille, along with Layne Coleman and Clarke Rogers. Griffiths has received many awards for her contributions to the theatre world. She has won five Dora Mavor Moore awards, including wins for Maggie and Pierre, O.D. in Paradise, Jessica ), and Alien Creature; a Gemini award; two Chalmers Canadian Play Awards for Jessica and Alien Creature; and a Quizanne International Festival award for Jessica . She has twice been nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award. In addition to her plays, Griffiths writes fiction and poetry.

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