Onstage


BEVERLEY COOPER
 
The Lonely Diner: Al Capone in Euphemia Township, Blyth Festival 2012

Innocence Lost: A Play about Steven Truscott - Centaur Theatre/National Arts Centre 2013

Stage Plays Available For Production
 
BEVERLEY COOPER
 
Clue in the Fast Lane
Beverley Cooper and Ann-Marie MacDonald's 1985 script is a witty spoof of Carolyn Keene's popular Nancy Drew mysteries, which generations of 20th-century girls grew up devouring. "Who's the girl who cracks the case with every Titian hair in place?" It's Nancy Prew, the relentlessly perky teen detective!  Nancy's time-travel adventures are the mystery at the heart of Clue in the Fast Lane.
 
Brain Washed
What happens when an evil multi-national-conglomerate wants to take over the world?  The evil-doers try to brain wash the population through a popular brand of cereal.   An humourous sci-fi play for kids looking at the affects of advertising and media.  Originally commissioned by the Lorraine Kisma Theatre for Young People.
 
The Eyes of Heaven
Commissioned by the Blyth Festival and Premiered there in 2007.  The tale of a mother and daughter dealing with grief and teen angst in small town Ontario. "The riveting and authentic story of a family's struggle to live outside the norm".
 
Innocence Lost - a play about Steven Truscott- Nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award 2009
A sold out hit for the Blyth Festival - Based on the true story of Truscott's conviction and subsequent acquittal in the murder of Lynne Harper.  Commissioned by the Blyth Festival for the 2008 season.  "Playwright, Beverley Cooper, tackles this delicate subject with great sensitivity to the past, present and future, as she explores the far reaching effects of crime and punishement."
 
Thin Ice
A teen drama dealing with the difficult issues of sexuality and power.  Co-written with Banuta Rubess in 1987.  Winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Theatre for Young People.  Winner of the Chalmer's Children's Play Award.
 
The Woman in White
Based on the hugely popular 1859 novel by Wilkie Collins.  World Premiere at Theatre Aquarius in 2008.  Originally commissioned by The Grand Theatre in London, Ontario. "A good story is timeless. A story with romance, mystery and murder is irresistible."
 
 
CHARLES PICCO
Mr. Picco is one of Toronto's theatrical talents, a playwright who captures emotional nuance with ease.
"Here's a writer whose work deserves play beyond the festival circuit." - NOW Toronto
 
Dreaming Elsewhere
Premiered by Rain and Fog Theatre at the Factory Studio as part of Summerworks in 2006.  Dreaming Elsewhere looks at a apair of bar habitues whose hopes and drinking sessions reveal two yearning and unhappy souls through a blend of funny and touching scenes.
 
The Mourning
The Mourning follows the emotional lives of a Newfoundland family after one of two sons dies on a camping trip.  It's a memory play, a well-crafted piece that allows journeys into the past for each of the living characters.  "Maybe you can go home again, but beware the nightmares you bring with you." NOW Toronto