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Wednesday’s Featured Play: Dreary and Izzy by Tara Beagan

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Wednesday’s Featured Play: Dreary and Izzy by Tara Beagan

Dreary and Izzy
by Tara Beagan
Playwrights Canada Press
96 pages

Tara Beagan’s play, Dreary and Izzy, is sent in 1975 in Lethbridge Alberta. When the Monoghan sisters lose their parents in a car accident, Deirdre remains as the sole caregiver to her older sister, Isabelle. Adopted as an infant from the neighbouring Blood Indian Reserve, Isabelle is loving, joyous, and severely affected by fetal alcohol syndrome in a time before this disorder had a name.

Just as Deirdre is poised to enter university and begin exploring, for the first time, her own future and independence, she must choose how much of her own life she will sacrifice for the love of Isabelle. Deirdre is barely staying afloat under the strain of this reality when hope arrives in the form of gorgeous vacuum cleaner salesman Freddie Seven Horses. Both sisters find in Freddie a new world of unexplored emotions and ideas, where Freddie is a port in a storm.

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