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True Grid by Linda Wood Edwards

A Christmas Carol – Keyano Theatre Company
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4 guys x 28 football seasons = over a century of bonding, rituals, and winning. Subtract 1 guy, add a lovely stranger, and risk breaking the streak. Join these devoted fans as they lose and rediscover their faith during an ill-fated season. Superstitious about anything? You’ll relate to this comedy.

Genre: Comedy; Specifically Edmontonian but suitable for any sports-fan

Acts: One

Time: 60 minutes

Characters: 3 males, 1 female

Coach 40-50. Peter, blue collar; ringleader of long-time group of fans
James 40-50. Seemingly self-assured accountant but now at a crossroads
Thomas 40-50. Letter carrier, gambler, heavily influenced by mom
Mary 35-50. Lovely stranger who purchases the seat vacated unexpectedly by Philip
Philip (not seen but often mentioned)
Radio Commentator. (Not seen; pre-recorded). Preferably Bryan Hall

Setting: Edmonton, Alberta. May to November 2006
Scene 1: Training camp field, sidelines.
Other scenes: Commonwealth Stadium seats
**Script sections flanked by asterisks** indicate on-field action

Yes please

Other: 2007 and 2010 Casts were Sue Huff, Kevin Tokarsky, Andy Northrup, Stewart Burdett; directed by David Cheoros

True Grid  2007-2010
Linda Wood Edwards
9451 Ottewell Road
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6B 2E3

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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