BLOOD RELATIONS Opens This Weekend at Carpenter Square Theatre

BLOOD RELATIONS Opens This Weekend at Carpenter Square Theatre"Did you do it, Lizzie? Did you?" It is nine years after the trial at which Lizzie was acquitted, but rumors and questions still abound. The playwright introduces a girlfriend for Lizzie, an actress from New York, and in a series of scenes, we learn how Lizzie feels betrayed by her father when Mr. Borden leaves the farm to Lizzie's stepmother instead of to her in his will. Moreover, Mr. Borden kills the birds that Lizzie has loved and taken care of for so long. These betrayals eventually lead to Lizzie's ultimate betrayal. Or did they? Told in a fresh, unique way, Pollock bases her play on historical fact mixed with speculation.

Playwright Sharon Pollock is the most awarded female Canadian playwright. Her stage plays are produced throughout Canada and abroad. She writes for radio and television, has directorial credits at theatres across the country, and has led playwriting and theatre workshops within and outside Canada.

Her awards, among others, include a Canada Australia Literary Award for her body of work, Nellie Award for National Radio Drama, Golden Sheaf Television Award, Japan Foundation Award, and she is an Officer of The Order of Canada. She is the recipient of two Governor General's Literary Awards for Drama (one for BLOOD RELATIONS) and is a three time winner of the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Drama Award.

From 2006-15 she served as Dramaturg and artistic consultant with the Atlantic Ballet Company of Canada. Canada's Stratford Festival Theatre has produced three of her works and BLOOD RELATIONS played at the prestigious Shaw Festival. Her latest play, BLOW WIND HIGH WATER, opened Theatre Calgary's 50th Anniversary 2017-18 season.

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