That Elusive Spark

Written by:

Janet Munsil

Cast Size:
15

Roles For:

  • Men: 10
  • Women: 5

Genre:

Comedy
Romantic Comedy

Themes:

History
Psychology
Relationships
School
Science

Length:

120 min.

Year Written:

2005

Synopsis:

That Elusive Spark is a colourful romantic comedy that brings together the stories of Phineas Gage, a man who survived having an iron rod enter his brain in 1848, and Helen Harlow, a young neuropsychologist in the present day.” (From the the CPO Website)

Characters:

Today – a contemporary college town and Harvard Medical School

Dr. Helen Harlow / Phyl Adams / Finlay / Wendy / Jack / Brian / Dr. Sizer / Hamlet

In 1848 – Cavendish, Vermont, and Harvard Medical School

Phineas Gage / Jack Kirwin / Sophie Kirwin / Dr. John Harlow / Dr. Sizer / Mrs. Phyllis Adams

First Produced:

2005, University of Victoria

Resources:

That Elusive Spark is available through the CPO Website. Also available through Playwrights Canada Press.

To view other works by this playwright, click here.

Notes:

Roles can be doubled. Governor General’s Award Finalist.

Production photos are from the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Fine Arts. Visit their page online at here.

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