Comedy/ 4 characters/ 3 men, 1 woman/ One Act (30 minutes)
Synopsis: Young Pearl is stuck in a dead-end job: stacking cans of dog food and contending with eccentric customers — like Konstanty, the weird old man who makes Pearl promise to take care of his dog when he’s dead. When tragedy strikes, Pearl discovers more about Konstanty’s dog — and herself — than she ever expected.
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About the Playwright: Katherine Koller lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and writes for radio, stage and screen. Her one-acts, including Cowboy Boots and a Corsage, have been produced at the Edmonton Fringe Festival, on CBC radio, and across the country. Some of her full-length plays concern the pressures of science and technology on family relationships, often with the land or some element of nature playing a character part. Coal Valley: The Making of a Miner (2005) is included in The Alberta Advantage, published by Playwrights Canada Press. The Seed Savers (2009) received its premiere at Workshop West Theatre. Katherine teaches in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta.
Perdu was first produced at From Cradle to Stage by Walterdale Playhouse in Edmonton, Alberta, in May 2007.