Three Plays by Maureen Hunter


Featuring the plays ‘Footprints on the Moon’, ‘Beautiful Lake Winnipeg’ and ‘Transit of Venus’

Paperback, 224 pages, ISBN: 9781896239996
Published by Scirocco Drama (J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing), 2003

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From the publisher:
The three outstanding plays in this collection include:

  • Footprints on the Moon (finalist for the Governor General’s Award and winner of the Labatt Award for Best Canadian Play) which tells the story of a woman’s attempt to prevent her teenage daughter from leaving home and escalates into a struggle to understand the loves and losses that have shaped her life;
  • Beautiful Lake Winnipeg, a riveting tongue-in-cheek tale about adults who play dangerous games as a young man accompanies his fiancée to her lakeside cabin only to find her ex-husband waiting for them; and lastly,
  • Transit of Venus, which is set in France at a time when society was rapidly expanding its knowledge of the earth and the cosmos. This powerful drama about an ambitious astronomer and the women who love him examines the conflicting needs of men and women.

About the author:

Maureen Hunter

is one of Canada’s most accomplished playwrights. Her work has been produced extensively on Canada’s major stages, as well as in Britain and the U.S. and has been nominated for two Governor General’s Awards, two Dora Mavor Moore Awards (Outstanding New Play) and the Elinor and Lou Siminovitch Prize in Theatre. Her plays include Atlantis, premiered in English by Manitoba Theatre Centre/Theatre Calgary in 1996 and in French by Theatre de la Manufacture, Montreal, in 1999, and Transit of Venus, which received its Canadian premiere at MTC in 1992 and in 1993 became the first Canadian play ever staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company of Britain. It received its U.S. premiere in 1998 at the Bershire Festival, Stockbridge, Mass. Other plays include Vinci, Footprints on the Moon, ‘Beautiful Lake Winnipeg, and I Met a Bully on the Hill (co-written with Martha Brooks). Maureen lives in Winnipeg, where she is currently at work on a new play, W.

(Credits: Publisher’s description has been retrieved from BiblioShare. Photo of front and back cover by Dahlia Katz.)

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