High Sticking: Four Plays by Mark Brownell

Scirocco Drama

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High Sticking, a collection of four short plays about hockey, explores the Canadian passion for the sport... as well as some of our other national obsessions! In "Coach Kingston Tells It Like It Is", the coach educates a minor hockey dad on the importance of anger, hatred, loathing, giving 115% and the immortal soul. Eleanor, St. Etheldrum's own 14-year-old field hockey goon, ruminates on the finer points of the game from her vantage point in the penalty box. In "Life Without Gretzky", an Edmonton performance artist mourns The Great One's retirement. And "Table Top" features the first-ever table-top hockey brawl, as an Anglophone Leafs fan, a Francophone Habs fan, and an American Rangers fan discover many points of contention... along with an enduring love for the "Big Board."

Year Printed: 2014

Life Without Gretzky

A meditation on the selling of Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings.

Running Time: 30 minutes
Acts: 1
Male Cast: 1


A teenage field hockey player confesses while waiting out a series of penalties on the sidelines.

Running Time: 20 minutes
Acts: 1
Year Printed: 2014
Female Cast: 1

Coach Kingston Tells It Like It Is

A crazed coach of a peewee hockey team delivers a pep talk to the mild-mannered father of one of his players.

Running Time: 15 minutes
Acts: 1
Year Printed: 2014
Male Cast: 2

Table Top

An American, a Quebecois and an English Canadian search for the Holy Grail of table-top hockey: the Hubbard Cup.

Running TIme: 10 minutes
Acts: 1
Male Cast: 3