The Canadians
by ​Adam Bock
directed by Ja​ime Cast​añeda
dramaturg, Jerry Patch
Pacific Playwrights Festival
April 26, 2019 - April 26, 2019

Life is good in Port Alison, Manitoba—precisely why Gordy has never left. But then opportunity knocks, and he has a chance to go on a cruise with his pal, Brendan. A comedy about how one small chance leads to big changes.

A $​​75 package to see all f​ive readings is available online, or by calling the Box Office at (714) 708-5555. This package is available to SCR Super Subscribers for $65—only by phone.

Theatre professionals: please purchase your tickets here or contact the box office at (714) 708-5555.

Adam Bock is best known for A Life, A Small Fire, The Receptionist, The Drunken City, The Thugs and Swimming in the Shallows. He writes both comedy and drama, blending whimsical surrealism with dark and painful exploration of character. Charles Isherwood described A Small Fire as “a theatrical combo plate that proves unusually satisfying ... raucous, funny and unexpectedly touching.” Bock has had more than 10 plays produced at prestigious theatres including Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, Soho Repertory, Second Stage Uptown Theatre, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Yale Repertory. He has received the Obie Award, Bay Area Theatre Critics Award, Clauder Prize, Glickman Award and Guernsey Award, and been nominated for the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards. He has been a resident playwright at New Dramatists and an artistic associate at Shotgun Players and Encore Theater.

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