The Playwrights’ Unit, now going into its fifth year, is a year-long residency program designed to nurture promising playwrights. The year concludes with a series of free public readings of the pieces. Come see professional actors present these plays-in-development! All performances start at 7:30pm in the Firehall Theatre. Doors open at 7pm.
HEAVY IS THE HEAD by Marcia Johnson
Friday, December 8, 2017
While touring the Commonwealth in 1952, the future Queen Elizabeth II spent her belated honeymoon at a wildlife reserve in Kenya. The local couple running the lodge is torn about whether this is truly an honour. In 2015, a new television series attempts to tell this story but the actors involved aren’t thrilled with the adaptation. This funny and political piece discusses the effects of colonialism, the people who were displaces, and the effects on their ancestors.