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Francine Dick was born in Toronto, Canada, where she still lives.  She is delighted to be returning to the Great Plains Theatre Conference after attending in 2009 with As Large As Alone. It premiered at the New Ideas Festival in Toronto in 2006 and was also presented at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska in 2008.  Living In Permafrost was presented at the 2010 Last Frontier Theatre Conference.  Other plays include Down Memory Lane (She Speaks, International Centre for Women Playwrights, 2007), On the Street (Nuit Blanche, Toronto, 2007), Wedding Night In Canada (Toronto Fringe Festival, 2010) and Summer’s End (New Ideas Festival, Toronto, 2011).  A single mom of three amazing kids and a strong community activist, Francine believes in giving back as much as we receive.


Preparing for Passover

A week before the Jewish holiday of Passover, their mother laid up in bed with a deep depression and a hot anger towards God, five sisters arrive at their parents’ home to clean and make it ready for Passover.  As the oldest sister, Chaya Tova, attempts to maintain an orderly process, old wounds, new secrets and simmering sibling rivalry threaten to derail her plans.