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Price, Lindsay (Canadian playwright, 1969- ), "Tuna Fish Eulogy,"

a 30-minute abstract drama set in a courtroom, 12 years after the death of Albert and when Albert is five, eight, and twelve,

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© 1995 by Lindsay Price, scripts and rights available from the playwright via www.theatrefolk.com. Cited to present author by Lindsay Price via e-mail, February 27, 1996; Price says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Albert (m), __________; ______ (f), Albert's mother; ______ (f), Albert's baby-sitter; ______ (f), Albert's grandmother.

  §  Synopsis “Albert calls a meeting between his mother and his baby-sitter twelve years after the event of his mysterious death from rancid tuna. His mother always thought it was suicide, his grandmother always thought tuna was brain food. And the baby sitter always knew that nobody would count the cans.

  §  Comment “One of the female characters plays multiple roles: reverend, mediator, grandmother, grandfather and boyfriend. This role could be played by a male.  •  The play uses ladder format, meaning that the characters must read their lines in columns from the top of the page to the bottom as opposed to reading from left to right. This allows characters to speak specific lines at the same time and allows the director to play with volume and sound. It should be read like a music score.  •  Winner of the 1995 Canadian National Playwriting award sponsored by Ottawa Little Theatre, this play has also been read in the Brave New Works series by Theatre Aquarius, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and the New Ideas Festival hosted by Alumnae Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.”

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See also Lindsay L. Price’s:
  • Flashbacks,” a drama in English, 1f
  • Galileo: The Starry Messenger,” a 55-minute biographical drama in English set in Venice, 1610, 1m
  • The Happy Positive Rejects Club,” a comedy in English, 1f
  • Liver for Breakfast,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set at a park bench, 8:00 a.m., 1999, 1m2f

  • Paper Thin,” a 10-minute drama in English, set in a living room, 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, 1999, 1m1f (+ 2 offstage voices)
     

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