McIntyre, Hope; McIntyre, Hope (Playwright)
First produced in 2012 at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Geographic Setting: Winnipeg, Manitoba. Historical Period: Contemporary. Characters: male adults: 3; female adults: 5. Play includes speeches suitable for actors auditioning.
Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory
Theatre for Young Audiences
From single mother immigrant to those dealing with illness, we meet the wide range of food bank users and are introduced to the place where everybody knows their name. The play presents a slice of life as the audience is brought into a typical day at a food bank. They meet the characters as they await the arrival of food. In order to dispel the myths and stereotypes about food bank use, the play then follows the characters out of the food bank, allowing the audience to see their home lives and the factors that have contributed to their inability to buy food for themselves and their families.