The year is 1928. Prohibition has just been lifted in Ontario but still holds firm in Chicago. For those who want a drink, the morality is shaky. In a quiet little diner close to the U.S. border, Lucy yearns for excitement and glamour. She longs for the glamorous life she feels everyone is having but her. (Glamour built on the sale and consumption of illegal liquor.) Her husband, Ron and daughter, Sylvia, like the quiet life, but Lucy is stifled by it. However, when a couple of well-dressed American gangsters make an after hours visit, Lucy changes her tune as the stakes get higher… Although the play works on a purely dramatic level of rich characters, suspense and humour, this play is also about the choices we make. What is our fascination with celebrity and violence? And where is the moral line drawn in the sand?
Beverley Cooper has written for TV, film and extensively for CBC radio drama, twice being nominated for Writers’ Guild of Canada Awards. She has written many plays, including Innocence Lost: A Play about Steven Truscott which was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and on the Globe and Mail bestseller list, a first for a Canadian playwright. Beverley trained as an actor and has performed in TV, film and in theatres across Canada.