Drama: Pilot Episode by Karen Hines
Dr. Penelope Douglas is an ex-forensic psychiatrist looking for a fresh start in a booming western oil town, but on her first day practicing in her boutique office suite, a young television writer hangs himself in her subway-tiled bathroom.
A dissection of contemporary television drama through the eyes of the dead writer reveals an unsettling connection between the 44-minute television hour and the disintegration of the human soul. But it isn't until Penelope's oil wife friend pronounces Penelope her unborn baby's spiritual godmother that Dr. Douglas takes the dive into the uncharted waters of her own unconscious to break the spell that has the frontier in its filthy grip. Will Dr. Douglas be able to find hear in this wild new landscape? Will she have to smudge her lipstick to "cowboy up"?
"Drama", the long-awaited new play by the master of edgy dark humor, has all the answers.
Year Printed: 2012
First Produced: First produced in 2012 at Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary, AB.
Running TIme: 106 minutes
Male Cast: 2
Female Cast: 4