Area 33 at the Canadian PlayTHING
Area 33 by Natalie Meisner
SYNOPSIS: Chloe lost her mother to addiction several years ago and has been raised ever since under the not so tender care of her extended family in a small fishing village on the East Coast. She has learned to live like a stray and has a lively mind inclined to game the system when bored. Her Uncle Sheldon lets her live in a room off his lobster pound and recognizing her talents for numbers, gets her involved in some of the increasingly risky areas of his business. Area 33 is about trust, lobsters and the search for signs of intelligent life one summer at the Shag Harbour UFO Museum.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Natalie Meisner is a playwright, an award-winning multi-genre author and 5th Poet Laureate of Calgary. BADDIE ONE SHOE (Frontenac) is a collection of odes to renegade women who fight the powers that be with laughter. Her play BOOM BABY won both the Canadian National & the Alberta Playwriting Award. SPEED DATING FOR SPERM DONORS (Playwright’s Canada Press) was a hit at Lunchbox & Neptune. Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family (Fernwood) topped non-fiction lists and her first book for kids My Mommy, My Mama My Brother & Me (Nimbus) is about a two-mom biracial family finding community. Meisner is a wife and mom to two great boys and a Professor in the Department of English at Mount Royal University where she works in the areas of creative writing, drama and gender/ sexuality studies. www.nataliemeisner.com
CHLOE – Nora Barker EVELYN – Gay Glenn SHELDON – Wayne Yercha STAGE DIRECTIONS – Emily Corcoran