Fri., Apr. 10 | The Canadian Play Thing

A Jew and a Muslim Walk into a Comedy by Caroline Russell-King (AB)

Good intentions and cultural miscommunications collide when a synagogue sponsors a Syrian refugee family.
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A Jew and a Muslim Walk into a Comedy by Caroline Russell-King (AB)

Time & Location

Apr. 10, 2020, 7:00 p.m. PDT
The Canadian Play Thing

About the Event

ABOUT THE PLAY 

Good intentions and cultural miscommunications collide when a synagogue sponsors a Syrian refugee family. Set in Victoria, the play is inspired by interviews conducted in BC. 

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT 

Caroline Russell-King (Calgary) has been writing professionally for 35 years. She has written over 30 plays and had 60 plus productions on stages across Canada and the USA. Caroline is a member of and was the former Vice President of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. She is also a member of the Dramatist Guild of America. 

Caroline has also worked with professional theatre companies as a playwright-in-residence, literary manager and dramaturg. 

Palliser Suite was short listed for the national Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. She was nominated for a Betty Mitchell Theatre Award for Outstanding New Play for her play Mr. Fix It, and she received a nomination from the Calgary Theatre Critic Awards for Best New Script for Second Chance, First Love. 

Palliser Suite which comprises of her trilogy of one-act plays: Mr. Fix It, Second Chance, First Love and Funeral Fore! was published by Frontenac House Press. Scenes and monologues from her work have been published in anthologies four times by Playwrights Canada Press. She was published in a new American anthology by Meriwether Press, Monologues for Young Women #2.

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