Grief & Pancakes (in development)
For 20 years, Harry Znermo has hosted the radio show, Grief & Pancakes, telling the stories of the Birchman family in the town of Northing, North Ontario. But tonight’s his last show, and nobody goes home alive. Grief & Pancakes is a satire about betrayal and the promise of a new day.
Currently in development, Grief & Pancakes is a one-person storytelling show inspired by the format popularized by Garrison Keillor, Stuart McLean and generations of warm voices on the radio waves of the CBC. The play is also informed by the sudden betrayals of these same warm voices we allow into our homes and adopt into our families. It's Under Milk Wood with its ass showing. It's Our Town with its guts ripped out.
A workshop of the script was conducted in fall 2016, with a public reading on November 4 at Wordstock Sudbury, performed by Rick Duthie, with dramaturgy by Lisa O'Connell of Pat the Dog Theatre Creation. This first phase was supported by an Ontario Arts Council Northern Arts grant.