Pox!

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Bookman Summary2

In the small Chilcotin town of Dog Creek, back when the grasslands were flowing and prospectors and cowboys roamed the land, six Native girls hung themselves from the same tree over the love of a white man. Or is there more to the story?

Two incorrigible gamblers from 1871 return to the grasslands to settle a bet, only to reenact (and bungle) a crime that saw six Shuswap girls mysteriously dead during a treaty negotiation. To enliven their bet, the gamblers exchange roles halfway through.

Pox! won the Special Merit Prize at the 2008 Theatre B.C. National Playwriting Competition.

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