Canada s top playwright sears the page with three new darkly comic plays that denounce political culture, individualism, and the accompanying moral depravity. The title play, "Dead Metaphor," examines the collision of a politician s personal and professional lives, complicated by a son s return from Afghanistan. In "The Ravine," a mayoral candidate learns that his ex-wife is living in a gully nearby and wants to put a hit on him. "The Burden of Self-Awareness" has money at the centre of a dramatic conflict of values. Each of the three plays is populated by characters trying to navigate the increasingly blurred lines of what s right and wrong trying to always stay informed, alert, and ready to act for the common good. Or just to get even.
Mind, Body & Spirit