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Off The Page
September 17 @ 1:00 pm
Off the Page presents a play reading
by Vancouver Playwright, Pippa Mackie
Featuring: Sophia Ballantyne, Pamela Girone, Dave Hurtubise, Justin Huston, & Boyd Norman.
Admission by donation at the door
Hurricane Mona is a fast paced, dark comedy about an upper-middle class family grappling with the climate emergency. Mona is a 29-year-old environmental activist under house arrest in her parent’s home. The play unfolds as environmental disasters and family tensions increase. Both funny and frightening, Hurricane Mona is about the world we live in and the world we want to leave to our children.
Hurricane Mona was submitted on behalf of the Arts Club for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2021 and was the first recipient to receive the David King Prize for Comedy (2022). Hurricane Mona was written as part of the Arts Club Theatre’s Emerging Playwrights Unit (2020-2021) under the dramaturgy of Stephen Drover. Pippa Mackie was invited to attend the 50th annual Banff Playwrights Lab in April 2023, where she further developed her play. In November 2023, Touchstone and Ruby Slippers Theatre will be presenting a fully staged production of Hurricane Mona at The Cultch in Vancouver.
Show warnings: strong language, mention of suicide and drug use.