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Social Studies

October 15, 2016 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781927922279
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Winner of the 2017 Chris Johnson Award for Best Play by a Manitoba Playwright. When Jackie comes back to her childhood home after separating from her husband, she thinks her biggest problem will be readjusting to life on a smaller bed. She's surprised to learn, however, that her mother has given that bed away to Deng, a Sudanese refugee. But the former Lost Boy is not all that he seems, and the entire family -- Jackie, her earth goddess mother, and her sixteen-year old sister -- learns something about making assumptions. When Deng crashes Jackie's newly purchased car and then reveals that he doesn't have a driver's license, Jackie must make a choice. Will she make a personal sacrifice on behalf of someone who has lived through the worst?

Cultural differences, language barriers, and the self-conscious earnestness of good intentions all feature in this scathingly comic look at Canadian values. Social Studies was presented at Prairie Theatre Exchange in Winnipeg, and at Vancouver's Firehall Theatre.

ISBN: 9781927922279
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 116
Publisher: J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
Published: 2016-10-15

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