Good Mother

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Playwrights Canada Press, 2009 - Drama - 117 pages
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Kate has been through the fire with her three children ... Having been left devastated and homeless after her husband's affair and the break-up of their family, somehow she has pulled through. Though times are still tough, she's beginning to see the start of a new life. But when twelve-year-old Jesssica is diagnosed with cancer, Kate's resilience is put to the ultimate test. She has an eighteen-year-old son consumed with hatred of his father, a seven-year-old who is bewildered and acting up and an ex-husband who won't face up to his responsibilities. And in the middle of it a beloved child who is trying to be brave but is getting sicker by the day. Kate knows she must put to one side her own fear and heartbreak and do right by her children, particularly Jessica. But maybe doing the right thing means doing the unthinkable?

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About the author (2009)

Actor and playwright Damien Atkins was born in Australia and grew up in Edmonton. He is the author and performer of two solo shows:miss chatelaine andReal Live Girl, as well as the full-length playsGood MotherandLucy. He has been playwright-in-residence at the Canadian Stage Company and at the University of British Columbia and is the recipient of a Dora Award nomination for Best New Play forLucy, a Sterling Award formiss chatelaine, and two Dora Awards forReal Live Girl. Damien is a member of the Theatrefront Ensemble and a guest instructor at the National Theatre School. He makes his home in Toronto.

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