When fifteen-year-old Anna is told that her mother is dying of cancer, she responds in the only way she knows how – by ignoring the issue. Friends and family are unable to understand her reaction and Anna is increasingly frustrated by their attempts to help her, escalated of course by her persistent itching. Told by Anna with assistance from her best friend, father, aunt and her dying mother, Scratch is a fresh, funny, and realistic play about the urgency of life and the need to live it to the fullest extent.
Plays by Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman
Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman graduated from Montreal’s National Theatre School in 2007 and the following year premiered Scratch as the season opener at Toronto’s Factory Theatre. Daughter of the late novelist Carole Corbeil and playwright-actor Layne Coleman, she is a fresh and exciting voice in Canadian theatre.