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Support Ho’s by Linda Wood Edwards

A Christmas Carol – Keyano Theatre Company
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Four women use their weekly breakfast gathering as the anchor to friendship and saner times. When the sanctity of their Friday foursome is threatened, they and their waiter kick into high gear to rediscover and hold onto what is precious.

Lewis – Waiter, Frustrated Musician, and Observer of the Human Condition
Meg – Accountant turned Financial Planner turned Humanitarian (never on stage)
Nancy – Human Resources Manager turned Plumber
Opal – Accounts Receivable Manager turned Accounts Payable Manager
Paula – Comptroller turning Life Coach, maybe
All cast members are in the 40-55 age range

Setting: All scenes take place at the same table in the same restaurant over several weeks. There are four chairs. Not every scene will have the complete breakfast meeting from start to finish; some will be just the beginning, middle, end, or a combination. Whether breakfast is actually served in any scene is yet to be determined, but the constants in every scene are coffee, lipstick, and BlackberriesTM. Other than for the first scene, costume changes between scenes will be subtle. The waiter’s entrances and exits still need to be worked out – his presence is always felt and when not around, he is never far away. The passage of time within and between scenes is done with music and lighting.


Playwright Bio: 
Linda has been producing her plays since 2005. She is delighted that Northern Light Theatre did the first professional run of The Great Whorehouse Fire of 1921 in November 2021 (co-written w/David Cheoros for Edmonton Fringe 2018). Other plays include Three Nights to Forever (2020), Trail and Error (2016), Spring Alibi (Adelaide AU 2015; 2005, 2014; Washington DC 2006; Yukon 2007; Sask. 2012); Never Let the Crew See You Cry (2013+tour), Four in the Crib (2012, 2013, High River 2018), True Grid (2007, 2010), Support Ho’s (2009), Beans & Rice (2006, Sask. 2017), Gibberish v. Genius (Canmore, YEG 2018), and Almost the Pioneer Brewing Company (Canmore, YEG, Fort McMurray 2018). Linda’s plays have garnered sweet accolades including two Sterling nominations.

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