Oh, Canada -- Fast Forward by Robert J. Wheeler
This comedy looks a hundred years into the future, when all countries have pumped their oil wells dry, when internal combustion engines have been banned, but the world still needs oil. It’s a time when Alberta’s oil sand reserve has become an overwhelming financial boon to Canadians. Add an older, red necked Newfoundlander prime minister, Sylvia, and her young male sub prime minister, Alfred, and laughter flows faster than crude. However, it isn’t a colossal benefit to the Country due one significant challenge -- The International Democratic Imperative Oil Treaty also known as IDIOT which regulates Canada’s oil distribution to every nation. Can Sylvia and Alfred stand up to more powerful nations who are desperate for more oil? Will Canada uphold the IDIOT treaty?
Keywords: Canada, Alberta, oil, hilarious
A one act version titled Good to the Very Last Droplet was produced in the London One Act Festival, 2015
Run time: 80 minutes
Suitable for students 16+
Cast size: 2 actors
Male roles: 1
Female roles: 1
Casting note: One large, one color dog for one short scene.