Unity (2018) - A tale of us

In 2002 Kevin Kerr received the Governor General's Award as a playwright for Unity (1918). It portrays the devastating effects of the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 on the Saskatchewan town of Unity, and explores what happens when fear takes hold of a community. When the town is quarantined, the citizens begin to turn on one another, and attempt to find a scapegoat. Unity (1918) was developed while Kerr was playwright-in-residence at Touchstone Theatre in Vancouver during its 1999/2000 season, and premiered at Touchstone in 2001 at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre. It has since played at the Great Canadian Theatre Company (2003), Prairie Theatre Exchange (Manitoba Theatre Workshop) (2004), Theatre Passe Muraille , and Regina Little Theatre (2005). It is published by Talonbooks, https://talonbooks.com/books/unity-%281918%29.

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