Joan Burrows

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Plays by Joan Burrows

Willow Quartet

Playwrights Canada Press
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In the aftermath of a tragedy that ends Kim and Ben's marriage, Kim finds herself back in her childhood home, a quiet farm away from the city. Here, she invites Jim, a visiting musician, to stay with her in a bed-and-breakfast arrangement. It's not long before Kim becomes infatuated with Jim's sophistication and charm, and with his ability to make her forget her grief temporarily – until it inevitably boils to the surface. With Jim at her side, Kim struggles to navigate through her unresolved grief and begins to explore her buried feelings.

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In 2004, Joan Burrows won several awards for her first play, Staff Room. Since then she has written The Photograph, which won an ACT-CO award for Best New Canadian Play, and Willow Quartet, which received Theatre Aurora's Playwrights Spring Award in 2009. She is now a retired high school teacher of English and Dramatic Arts.