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Someday is a powerful new play by award-winning playwright Drew Hayden Taylor. The story in Someday, though told through fictional characters and full of Taylor's distinctive wit and humour, is based on the real-life tragedies suffered by many Native Canadian families.Anne Wabung's daughter was taken away by children's aid workers when the girl was only a toddler. It is Christmastime 35 ...more
Paperback, 81 pages
Published March 15th 1993 by Fifth House
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This is the first in a trilogy (I believe) of plays. I read the third one first, followed by this one. I think I can sum this piece in one sentence. Reality falls short of expectation. The characters had their expectations about each other and reality fell short. Drew Hayden Taylor is not going to lie to us concerning the Great Scoop-up, and after years of living a different life, Janice/Grace cannot turn up at her mother's doorstep and expect/be expected to change upon crossing the threshold. R ...more
Dec 16, 2013 Robin rated it liked it
Enjoyable and amusing, I found the pace too swift and the ending abrupt. There was so much more that could have been explored, and potential in all of the characters that was not plumbed. It seemed as though the plot development and character development were choppy and stalled when they served the purposes of getting the characters into the positions of particular interactions that Taylor wanted to explore, but were then never resolved or fulfilled (especially bits like the lottery win, so pivo ...more
During the last thirty years of his life, Drew Hayden Taylor has done many things, most of which he is proud of. An Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario, he has worn many hats in his literary career, from performing stand-up comedy at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., to being Artistic Director of Canada's premiere Native theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts. He has b ...more