Cariboo Magi by Lucia Frangione
A drunken Anglican minister who has failed to convert anyone in ten years, an avaricious saloon keeper with a murder in her past, a pregnant child star who has become too old for her roles and a man who claims to be the last of the Mohicans all need a new lease on life. They intercept a contract meant for a San Diego theatre company, form a bedraggled troupe of players and head north, through the wilds of the Cariboo gold rush to perform a Christmas Pageant for the Theatre Royal in Barkerville, BC. On their way, they rehearse a hilarious pastiche of Hamlet, The Last of the Mohicans, A Christmas Carol and The Gospel of Luke, gradually finding a way to legitimize their only true talents as “professional liars.” Cariboo Magi is an unabashed celebration of the power of theatre to renew our lives and banish our cares.
Year Printed: 2015
First Produced: 2001 at Pacific Theatre, Vancouver, BC
Male Cast: 2
Female Cast: 2