Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Recommended Reading: The Oxford Roof Climbers Rebellion by Stephen Massicotte

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Recommended Reading: The Oxford Roof Climbers Rebellion by Stephen Massicotte

Playwrights Canada Press, 2007

"An unforgettable play." -- Recommended by Alexander.

Two heroes return home from the First World War. Lawrence of Arabia is a leader without an army. Robert Graves is a poet who can’t forget. Suffering the aftermath of the war and foreseeing the dawning of new ones, the Oxford Roof Climbers, the Benevolent Order of, lay siege to a sleepy university town. A stand against stands, a dare to end all daring, a doing that protests doings; the two haunted men—armed with a talent for practical jokes—grasp at love and dare to imagine a new world. The Oxford Roof Climber's Rebellion, despite its harmless beginnings, brings the Arab Revolt dangerously close to the heart of the Empire.

Stephen Massicotte’s award-winning plays A Farewell to Kings, Pervert (The Dirty/Beautiful), The Emperor of Atlantis and the popular “Star Wars”-inspired Boy’s Own Jedi Handbook series have played for audiences throughout Canada. In 2002 his play Mary’s Wedding premiered at Alberta Theatre Projects’ annual playRites Festival and was the winner of the 2000 Alberta Playwriting Competition, the 2002 Betty Mitchell Award for Best New Play and the 2003 Alberta Book Award for Drama. Mary’s Wedding continues to be produced in English and French throughout Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. His film writing credits include the screenplays for the feature films Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning and The Dark. Stephen has a BFA in Drama from the University of Calgary and a black lab named Agnes.

From the catalogue. Read more about The Oxford Roofclimbers Rebellion at the Playwrights Canada Press website.