his first visit to Texas, award winning Canadian playwright
will hold a conversation with the audience on
Saturday, July 19th at
the 2:00 p.m. matinee performance of the regional premiere of his play Mary's
Wedding. The discussion will take place at the Cox Building Playhouse, 1517 H
Avenue in Plano (next to the Courtyard Theater).
Mr. Massicotte will also
be honored at a reception at the Art Centre of Plano (three blocks from the Cox
Building) following the 8:00 p.m. evening performance on July 19th.
these events, Mr. Massicotte will be joined by director Lisa Devine and
artist Duncan Larkin, whose World War I paintings were a primary inspiration
for her vision of the play. Those paintings can be found at http://duncanlarkin.com/roads/,
under the World War One Paintings and Drawings link.
has written several award-winning plays including A Farewell to Kings,
Pervert, The Emperor of Atlantis, and the popular Star Wars-inspired
Boy's Own Jedi Handbook series. He has also written screenplays for the
feature films Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning and The Dark. Mr. Massicotte has
a BFA in Drama from the University of Calgary. His latest play The Oxford Roof
Climber's Rebellion has just recieved the 2007 Canadian Author's Assocation
for Best English-Language Play For Adults!
self-proclaimed history buff, Mr. Massicotte will round out his first visit here
with a road trip to the most famous battle scene in Texas. As the Canadian put
it, "I can't go all the way down there and NOT see the Alamo!" So while,
yes, even he thought it a bit over the top when he saw a map of Texas (it's big,
ya know), and tried to back out of it to spare us the trouble, we are off
to the Alamo at the first of the week!
arrange interviews with the playwright, the artist, cast, or director, please
contact Carol M. Rice, Artistic Director of Rover Dramawerks.