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2 One Act Plays

  • 364 Rogers St Peterborough, ON, K9H 1W7 Canada (map)

2 One Act Plays at the Peterborough Theatre Guild

by Hannah Moscovitcht
Directed by Bea Quarrie

Written in 2008 by Hannah Moscovitch, Canada's hottest young playwright, Essay ventures into the highly charged realm of gender politics. When a teaching assistant at a university rejects his female student's essay proposal, he finds himself locked in a conflict of language, sex and power. This play explores some highly charged topical subjects in a clever and unexpected way, leaving one thinking about human emancipation. 


Deliver Us Not
by Lee Howard and Greg Gamble
Directed by Bea Quarrie

Deliver Us Not, or otherwise titled Birth, Where is Thy Sting is a hilarious romp with three angst-riddled fetuses coming to terms with their impending due date in a cramped womb. They representing a trio of philosophies. The first fetus is an atheist who is convinced that " you are conceived, you live, you're born and that's it! There is nothing after birth!". The second fetus sees his time in the womb as a cosmic deception and believes that once he passes through the birth canal he will be at one with the Universe, free of all pain and fear. The last fetus takes a wait and see approach to the next world. Deliver Us Notjuggles all this with impudent wit and physical dexterity.

Earlier Event: January 16
Snofest: Family Swim
Later Event: January 16
The Citiots Improv with Linda Kash