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J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing Fall 2018/Winter 2019

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Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures
By (author): Mark Crawford
9781927922439 Paperback, Trade English General Trade DRAMA / Canadian Ontario Oct 01, 2018
$15.95 CAD
Active 5.55 x 8.5 x 0.25 in 72 pages J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing Scirocco Drama
Deep in Simon's basement, there is a secret world of imagination and adventure. When his new friend Abby comes over after school to work on a class assignment, Simon steers their work toward creating a play...but Simon's older brother, Zach, is having none of it. Zach's on high alert for certain behaviours: as he reveals to Abby, Simon wishes to be a girl. As the three characters struggle through their conflicts, they improvise a fairy tale about a magic prince, an evil king, a brave young girl, and a fire-breathing dragon who's getting more real by the minute. Can Abigail save Princess Simone from the Tower of Light? Will Zach succeed in turning his brother back into being a boy once and for all? Will Simon overcome fear and finally become their true self? Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures is a thoughtful and hilarious play about our ability to transform.

Mark Crawford is an actor and playwright. His plays Stag and Doe, Bed and Breakfast, and The Birds and the Bees are published by Scirocco Drama. All three of these plays have been seen on stage from coast to coast. His latest play, The New Canadian Curling Club, premiered at the Blyth Festival in 2018. As an actor, Mark has performed with theatre companies across Canada. He grew up on his family's farm near Glencoe, and he now lives in Stratford.

"Bravo to Mark Crawford for writing such an important play, and addressing gender issues so sensitively." (The Slotkin Letter)

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