The Lucky Ones and Facts

October 11, 2014 | MAP NewsUpcoming Plays

The Lucky Ones by Kelley Jo Burke and Facts by Arthur Milner will be presented as part of the SPC/MAP exchange

On October 25, an Exchange of playwrights between MAP and the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre will conclude with a presentation of Visiting Saskatchewan Playwright, Kelley Jo Burke’s play, The Lucky Ones, in the Burns Classroom, at 100 Arthur St. (Artspace).

The play will be directed by Arthur Milner, noted Quebec playwright/director/dramaturge. This completes an exchange with SPC that started with Ellen Peterson taking part in SPC’s Spring Festival in May.

Kelly Jo Burke is a award-winning playwright, director, storyteller, documentarian (for CBC Radio One’s IDEAS), and a producer and broadcaster. Her plays include Ducks on the Moon(Hagios), Selkie Wife(published by Scirocco Drama), Jane’s Thumb(Signature Editions), and Charming and Rose: True Love(Biizzard).

Her latest play, The Lucky Ones, about a marriage in deep crisis, will be workshopped the week of Oct. 22, leading to presentation on Saturday. October 25 at 7 p.m.

Discussion will follow the reading.

On October 29, also in the Burns Classroom, there will be a reading of Arthur Milner’s FACTS, which premiered at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, 2005, and has since been produced widely in Europe and the Middle East. It presents a story of Israeli and Palestinian cops working on a case in the political minefield of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

Arthur will direct the reading, and discuss both the impact of the play as presented in the Middle East, and elsewhere, given its controversial nature; and discuss the writing of political theatre, and its impact. The reading and discussion will take place Wednesday, October 29, starting at 7 p.m. in the Burns Classroom, 100 Arhtur St., Artspace.

Arthur Milner is a playwright and director; his association with MAP is a long one, as Dramaturge at the Playwrights’ Colony. He was Artistic Director of Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa from 1991-95. Arthur’s appearance is sponsored by Canada Council, through the Playwrights Guild of Canada.