Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Featured Play: Age of Arousal by Linda Griffiths

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Coach House Books, Fall, 2007

Age of Arousal by Linda Griffiths is playing at Factory Theatre from November 23 to December 16. The book launch for Age of Arousal is also on November 23 at Factory Theatre, following the play. The book includes notes from the playwright and a series of essays on Victorian women's politics, sexuality and pornography. See the play and buy the book! Go to our events page for details.

About Age of Arousal:
It’s a time of passion and confusion. Virtue is barely holding down its petticoats. People are bursting their corsets with unbridled desire. It’s 1885, and the typewriter and the suffrage movement are sending things topsy-turvy. In the midst of it all, five ambitious New Women and one Newish Man struggle to find their way. Miss Mary Barfoot runs a school for secretaries with her young lover, Miss Rhoda Nunn. But when the Misses Madden – spinsters Virginia and Alice and beautiful young Monica – arrive, along with the attractive Dr. Everard Barfoot, things can never be the same.

Age of Arousal is a lavish, sexy, frenetic ensemble piece about the forbidden and gloriously liberated self – genre-busting, rule-bending, and ambitiously original.

This edition will contain a substantial amount of contextual material: notes from the playwright and from director Karen Hines, and a series of essays on Victorian women’s politics, sexuality and pornography.

About the author:
Playwright/actor Linda Griffiths is the winner of five Dora Mavor Moore Awards, a Gemini award, two Chalmers awards, the Quizanne International Festival Award and Los Angeles’s A.G.A. Award for her title performance in the John Sayles film Lianna. She’s been nominated twice for the Governor General’s Award. Her twelve plays include Chronic, Alien Creature, The Duchess: a.k.a Wallis Simpson, and Maggie & Pierre. She is the co-author (with Maria Campbell) of The Book of Jessica.