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Our Next Play Reading 

The Yellow Point Drama Group is holding a play reading night on Tuesday, May 28th at 7:00 p.m. in our green room.  The play we will be reading is “Waiting For The Parade” by John Murrell.  Born in Lubbock, Texas, John Murrell became a Canadian citizen to avoid the U.S. draft, and studied at the University of Calgary.  In 2008, he received the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.

In 1977, he wrote “Waiting for the Parade”, a work that has become one of his best known and most often performed pieces. 

Synopsis

 

The story follows five women struggling to come to grips with a changing world and their own changing lives on the Calgary home-front of World War II. This bittersweet play is a reflective look at war from the point of view of the women left behind. Balancing drama with humour, filled with the songs that inspired a generation through war, “Waiting for the Parade” is one of Canada's most enduring and best-loved plays.

 

5 main roles 

1 secondary role (the narrator) 

 

YPDG is looking for full length and one act plays to be considered for production in their 2025 season.  If you have something you'd like to submit for reading please contact Brian March  -  bribar@telus.net

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