PRECIPICE

by Catherine Ryan

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PRECIPICE

by Catherine Ryan

Mel is a 40-year-old single working mother, struggling but strong, trying to maintain family, job and herself in a harsh world. Al is older, a compulsive reader of Death Notices, and obsessive attender of the funerals of strangers. Their lives converge at Mel’s funeral.

Precipice is an evocation of the state of being suggested by the play’s title. Suspension, balanced right on the edge, hovering, held in the moment before inevitable change. Precipice is sparse and poetic, fragmented yet often lyrical - a journey into the mind, the imagination, and the desperate, abiding importance of compassion and love.

This title appears in:

George Fairfax Memorial Award (2009 winner)

Inscription/Theatrelab Script Development Award (2009 winner)

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