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Francine Dick

Francine Dick

Francine Dick was born in Toronto, Canada, where she still lives.  She has come later in life to playwriting and is beginning to enjoy success.   As Large As Alone was the only Canadian play accepted at The Last Frontier Theatre Conference, 2008 in Valdez, Alaska and premiered at the New Ideas Festival in Toronto in 2006.  Other plays include Down Memory Lane (She Speaks, International Centre for Women Playwrights, 2007) and On the Street (Nuit Blanche, Toronto, 2007).  The Inner Core, a collection of short stories, was published under the name of Miriam Wright.  A strong community activist and a sole support mom of three amazing children, Francine believes in giving back as much as we receive.

As Large As Alone

In times of terror, where do we find the strength to survive our darkest captivity?  A woman sits alone in a prison cell, reflecting on her life and trying to draw courage and strength from the remembrance.  There are good times with her babies, bad times with an adulterous husband and meaningless times with a never-ending quest for physical beauty.  She also spars with a prison officer, as strong-willed as her, who is methodical and persistent in his quest for the truth.  How far will he go?  But are either of them telling the truth?  Who is guilty, who is innocent and can violence in the name of a cause ever be justified?