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Stages and Pages: The Drowning Girls

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Stages and Pages is an ongoing partnership created between the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) and the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC).  Visit Stages and Pages for details of the partnership and scroll down to link to a list of Titles to Explore for each play in the 2018-2019 season.  These titles are gathered by a team of OPL Librarians for you, the playgoer.  Borrow these titles and further explore the thought-provoking themes of the plays. 


The Drowning Girls is described as a haunting play about three brides who share two things in common: they all married the same man and they are all dead. The play is much more than that however, this prize winning Canadian play by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, and Daniela Vlaskalic shines a light on Victorian society’s views of marriage and is a commentary on how the desire to conform can blind you to the obvious.


This review from the Toronto production earlier this year gives an excellent analysis of the play and its simple yet powerful staging.


See The Drowning Girls at the GCTC Oct. 23 to Nov. 11, 2018.


Check out the good reads in the list below to further explore the themes of this play.