By Lisa Moore
Adapted by Lisa from her novel, February, published by Anansi
Adaptation developed in partnership with Winterset at the Summer Literary Festival
Directed by Donna Butt
February tells the story of Helen O’Mara, whose husband died on the oil rig Ocean Ranger, a disaster that claimed the lives of all 84 souls and left a province shocked and saddened. The show, set in the present, shifts back and forth in time following the path of memory and watching as Helen and her son John discover the demanding, rewarding and uplifting power of opening oneself up again to love. Beautifully written, February will touch your heart with its honesty and joy as it knits together treasured memories and new beginnings, as Helen and her son find happiness once more. Lisa is an acclaimed Author whose works have been finalists for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize, winner of the Commonwealth Prize of Canada and National Best Sellers. February recently won the CBC’s Canada Reads.