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The Elephant Song

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The Elephant Song

Playwrights Canada Press, 2006

From Playwrights Canada Press:

An eminent psychiatrist has vanished from his office. The last person to have seen him is Michael, a troubled patient.

Dr. Greenberg, the hospital director, is determined to question Michael, ignoring the head nurse's cryptic warnings. Michael speaks of elephants and opera—with the occasional hint of murder and foul play. Fraught with mind games and verbal tugs-of-war, The Elephant Song is a cat-and-mouse game that will keep you guessing until its haunting conclusion.

"The Elephant Song is a dark, savagely funny three-hander about a mental patient, a psychiatrist, and a nurse. Crisply written, it has echoes of Edward Albee's The Zoo Story, or perhaps something written by Harold Pinter." —Michael Posner, The Globe and Mail