Herr Beckmann's People
June 10 – 19, 2010
PTC Studio – Festival House
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WINNER OF THE THIRD ANNUAL CANADIAN PEACE PLAY COMPETITION
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By Sally Stubbs
Art, war and the politics of culture collide in Sally Stubbs’ poetic and moving account of a family’s legacy of beauty and brutality. Returning to the city she ran from decades ago, Anna forces her family to answer tough questions about their past. While her mother plays a private concert, history unravels and she is confronted with a moral dilemma of her own.
Sally is an award-winning playwright and teacher-director, a performer who loves to clown and an eternal student who is now completing a graduate degree in writing at the University of Victoria. Sally’s scripts include Wreckage (Scirocco Drama), Faroland, Centuries, Eyes. Two, She’ll To The Wars, Home Movies and Spinning You Home, which she has begun to adapt as a novel for young adults. Herr Beckmann’s People has been selected for the 8th International Women’s Playwriting Conference in Mumbai, India.
“The imagination and audacity of the staging requirements... the characters burble with eccentric passions... there is so much rich and stylish merit”
- Roy Surette, 2005 Herman Voaden National Playwriting Competition Judge on Sally’s play Wreckage
By Sally Stubbs
Directed by Katrina Dunn
Dramaturgy by Martin Kinch
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