Darrell Dennis: Two Plays:Tales of An Urban Indian / The Trickster of Third Avenue East

Category: Book
By (author): Dennis, Darrell
Introduction By: Maracle, Lee
Subject:  DRAMA / Canadian
  PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Playwriting
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Published: July 2005
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 134
Size: 8.40in x 5.45in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*Tales of an Urban Indian is a one-person play that follows the trials and tribulations of Simon Douglas, a young Native man who moves from his rural reservation to the big city of Vancouver. This dark comedy examines the issues of race, identity, and assimilation that drive young Aboriginal men to self-destruction.

In The Trickster of Third Avenue East, Roger and Mary are spiralling out of control but are too scared to let each other go. Enter J.C., a mysterious visitor who turns their lives upside down and forces them to confront their darkest secrets. J.C. pushes Roger and Mary into the realm of the supernatural and past the brink of sanity.
From The Publisher*Two humorous and heartbreaking plays that focus on the lives of young, urban Aboriginals.
Biographical NoteDarrell Dennis is a First Nations writer from the Shuswap Nation in the interior of British Columbia. His short stories have been published in periodicals across the country. His work has also been broadcast nationally on CBC Radio. Darrell is a produced playwright and an award-winning writer for television. His script Moccasin Flats was an official selection at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and was later turned into a series for the Showcase Network. His one man show, Tales of an Urban Indian, was nominated for two Dora Mavor Moore Awards: Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Performance by a Male. Darrell is currently working on a novel, a collection of short stories, a feature film script, and is writing for several television series.