Sixty Below

Written by:

Patti Flather, Leonard Linklater

Cast Size:
6

Roles For:

  • Men: 4
  • Women: 2

Genre:

Drama

Themes:

Addiction
Canada
Identity
Racism
Relationships

Length:

90 min.

Year Written:

1993

Synopsis:

“Explores issues of identity, substance abuse, racism, and spirituality through the story of a young Native man recently released from jail, and his relationships with his girlfriend and his buddies. The ghost of a loved one who has died haunts the play.” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

Henry, a Native man in his mid-thirties
Rosie, a Native woman in her mid-twenties
Dave, a mixed-ancestry man in his mid-thirties
Big Joe, a Native man in his mid-thirties
Ruth, a Native woman in her early thirties
Johnnie, the ghost of a Native man in his mid-thirties

First Produced:

1997, Native Earth Performing Arts

Resources:

Sixty Below is available through the CPO Website.

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

To view other works by this playwright, click here.

Notes:

Sixty Below is also published by Playwrights Canada Press in Staging The North. Sixty Below was nominated for seven Dora awards for its 1997 Native Earth production.

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