Backstage Passmore (or Will You What?)

Written by:

Celia McBride

Artist/Creator(s) Identify As:

2SLGBTQIA+

Cast Size:
20

Roles For:

  • Indigenous Peoples: 1
  • LGBTQ+: 1
  • Men: 11
  • People of Colour: 1
  • People with Disabilities: 1
  • Women: 9

Genre:

Comedy
Mystery

Themes:

LGBTQ+
Love
Murder
Shakespeare
Supernatural

Length:

100 min.

Year Written:

1995

Synopsis:

In Backstage Passmore (or Will You What?), a Canadian theatre company produces “The Potentate”, the last play ever written by Jacob Passmore, the greatest dead playwright alive, and bodies start to show up.

Characters:

Actors (multiple); a playwright; a reporter; a grand dame; an inspector; a production designer; a police captain.

First Produced:

Staged Reading; Verandah Theatre; Port Hope, ON. 2004.

Resources:

Please contact playwright directly at celiajanemcbride@gmail.com for access to the script for Backstage Passmore (or Will You What?).

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For more information about the playwright and her work, visit the CWPO collection.