New Year´s Eve, 1899. Four esteemed guests are assembled at the Grange mansion in Toronto: Karl Pearson, the German statistician; Augusta Stowe-Gullen, a medical doctor and suffragette; Silas Rand, a missionary among the Nova Scotia Mi”kmaq people; and Adelaide Hoodless, a domestic scientist. When their host is delayed, the guests are entertained instead by his beautiful young niece, Alice, who devises a series of songs and games to help the company pass the time more easily. But at the stroke of midnight arrives a terrible and beautiful revelation.
Premiered at the Factory Theatre Studio in 2000
Winner 2000 Dora Award for Best New Play
Winner of the 2001 Chalmers Award
Nominated for the 2001 Governor General’s Award for Drama
“A sparkling fusion of drama, music and dance…delightful.” — The Toronto Star
“[a] delightful play…whimsical and intelligent” — The Globe & Mail
“The best new play thus far in the 21st century…” — NOW Magazine