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Canada Steel ()

Produced by

Canada House Artistic Coop

Playwright: J. Karol Korczynski
Director: Graham Cozzubbo


Tarragon Theatre – Extra Space


February 1st, 2008 – February 17th, 2008


Canada Steel traces the disintegration of a Greek Canadian steelworker’s family in Hamilton over the course of the Stanley Cup Final.  Yes, the Maple Leafs stand on the threshold of a long awaited victory.  Hope must truly spring eternal.  But all is not well in the Leaf Nation.  The Red Wings are not dead yet.  The mighty steelworks have closed.  Mental illness has visited hearth and home.  And a pension and benefits plan accrued through decades of hard labour has suddenly been suspended.  Does salvation lie with the union?  With a lonely call centre worker in India?  In a beautiful mural rescued from the dust of the demolished factory?  Or in a night of vicious reprisal?  This gripping tragi-comedy, standing in the best traditions of Shaw, Odets and Fo, drives through to its terrifying conclusion whilst examining the impact of an unrelenting globalization on the lives of people that could be your neighbour – that could be you. (


Daniel Kash Gus
Brian Marler Les
Alison Woolridge Rose
Charlotte Gowdy Roxie
Pragna Desai Bhopal

Creative Team

J. Karol Korczynski Playwright
Graham Cozzubbo Director
Rick Sacks Sound Designer
Rick Sacks Composer
Michael Walton Lighting Designer
Brent Krysa Set Designer
Brent Krysa Costume Designer
Lina Marques Design Assistant


Shauna Japp Stage Manager
Lina Marques Costume Realization
Michael Ball Co-Producer
Wendy Thatcher Co-Producer
Lee Wildgen Set Carpenter
Gynts Skudra Set Carpenter