Drama/ 4 characters, 2 Men, 2 Women / Full Length, Two Acts
Synopsis: (from the Times-Colonist [Victoria]): “The tale of a small Vancouver Island community disrupted when someone’s secrets are revealed by a newspaper reporter.
“Harmon is a good-hearted, middle-aged farmer . . . . Todd, a bald-pated alternative-rock aficionado, is Harmon’s hired hand. Life in their anonymous yet idyllic island community is disrupted with the arrival of Kim, a Calgary newspaper reporter who starts her own paper. Kim’s big city tactics (print and be damned) shake up this close-knit hamlet.”
From The Bulletin (Nanaimo): “Apparently Harmon has been taking in young offenders to work on his farm and purposely not telling people about the boys’ criminal pasts.
“It’s a story that forces its characters, as well as the audience, to examine their capacity for tolerance as they come to grips with Harmon and his latest farm hand Todd Horstmann, whom everyone likes until they find out that he was previously arrested.”
“Timely and powerful . . . . a strong play, and one worth seeing.”
– The Bulletin (Nanaimo)
“A thought-provoking and emotional play about betrayal and conflict . . . excellent.”
– Island Life Magazine
Amateur and professional rights:
Single Lane Entertainment,
650 Little Blvd.,
Gabriola Island, B.C.,
Ph.: (in North America) 1-800-811-7405; or 250-247-9216
Playwright’s website: FrankMoher.com
About the Playwright: Frank Moher’s plays have been produced internationally, at theatres including South Coast Repertory (Costa Mesa, Calif.), Detroit Repertory Theatre, Round House Theatre (Silver Spring, Maryland), the Canadian Stage Company (Toronto), the Wellington Repertory Theatre (Wellington, New Zealand), Workshop West Theatre (Edmonton, Alta.), the Asolo Theater (Sarasota, Fla.), Alberta Theatre Projects (Calgary), Dodona Theatre (Prishtina, Kosova), The Mingei Theatre (Tokyo), and OmaDa Theatre (Athens, Greece). He has won a Los Angeles
Drama-Logue Award for Writing (for Odd Jobs), the Edmonton Sterling Award for Outstanding New Play (for both The Third Ascent and Prairie Report,), and is published by both ProPlay and the Playwrights Guild of Canada. Frank has taught at the University of British Columbia and the University of Alberta (where he was a Distinguished Visiting Artist), and is currently an instructor in scriptwriting and journalism at Vancouver Island University. He has also worked professionally as a literary manager and dramaturg, and writes regularly for various magazines and newspapers, including backofthebook.ca. His most recent play, Big Baby, has been seen in Calgary, Los Angeles, and widely in Europe, and a musical, Moonbound!, with music co-written by Antonio Gradanti, which premiered in 2014, is now available on ProPlay.
Big Baby was first produced at Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary, in January 2004.
Also by Frank Moher on ProPlay: