Staged Reading of:
March 14, 2019
Inside Out Theatre Arts Space 200 Barclay Parade SW
Admission: $15 Advance or PWYC at the door
When Iona can’t find work in Cape Breton, she takes a community college course to be a loader operator and heads west to work in the camps. When she arrives, she discovers the camp is a world unto itself. When she unexpectedly becomes pregnant, she is faced with a dilemma. A solution presents itself when Brooke, a PR manager who is unable to have a child of her own, hears of Iona’s situation and offers to “help”. In Canada a surrogate mother cannot be paid, but rather must operate under the assumption of altruism. And yet everything in the work camp environment is measured in dollars and cents. The deal the women strike ultimately raises the question of just what can or can’t be bought or sold. A new human life? An existing one? A river? A water table? The future?
* Mature Content 18+
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