Drama: Pilot Episode by Karen Hines was reviewed by books columnist Alex Rettie in the September 2012 issue of Alberta Views, alongside Stewart Lemoine's Witness to a Conga. An excerpt of the Drama half of the review appears below:
Author and actor Thom Vernon brings the theatricalized version of his acclaimed novel The Drifts to the Hollywood Fringe this June 8 and 9, and June 14 through 16. You won’t want to miss this live version of a novel the Globe and Mail called 'a great contemporary twist on the Southern Gothic tradition.'
Monarita is the hilariously surreal story of two close friends at a crossroads. Soon after Mona becomes a mother she finds she has lost herself -- now one of the greatest friendships of her life is in danger of being lost as well, when her best friend Rita tries to break it off and make a new life without her. Will Mona let Rita go? Can Rita exist without Mona? Isn’t love supposed to last forever?
Michael Redhill's award-winning play Goodness returns to Toronto in a new production that has received raves in newspapers around the world. The new Volcano Theatre production is a multi-layered exploration of genocide laced with choral music from Zimbabwe to the Ukraine. Following the Toronto run, the production will transfer directly to Butare, Rwanda where it will be performed as part of the Arts Azimut Festival, commemorating the 15th Anniversary of the genocide there.
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