Photo from the play HeraclesHeracles is a retelling of the myth, which is, to say the least, a pretty gory affair. This is another premiere that Brian Richmond directed with a stellar cast (including Janet Wright and Alex Diakun). I became pretty obsessed with this myth—and the project—and I can’t say it’s the most accessible play for young people I’ve written. But it is wonderfully theatrical. It was the last play I wrote, for a very long time, that was not about the contemporary life of kids.

Axis Mime/Green Thumb Theatre BC/Alberta Tour 1978; Magnus Theatre, Ontario 1983

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