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By Lee-Anne Poole

“Playwright Lee-Anne Poole has done a wonderful job of capturing that love/hate relationship in her new work Splinters.”
-The Coast

Splinters premiered at the Plutonium Playhouse in the summer of 2010 starring Stepganie MacDonald, Vanessa Walton-Bone, Lewis Wynn-Jones, and Stewart Legere, directed by Simon Bloom. Splinters was nominated for a Theatre Nova Scotia Merritt Award for Best New Play.

Belle, a 28 year old lesbian, returns home to Sambro, Nova Scotia take care of her newly widowed mother.

Belle has secretly been in a heterosexual relationship for over a year now. Wanting her boyfriend to accompany her to the funeral but not wanting her mother to know that her lesbianism was, as she predicted, just ‘a phase,’ Belle asks her boyfriend to keep their relationship a secret for the visit – keeping from her mother the one thing that she has always wanted.

“Well it can happen! You know I saw on one of my shows that a lot of women like you, well, once they get to a certain age and their hormones are working and they start thinking about the biological clock. You know what I mean? Well, these women. All the sudden they meet a man, and they’re better. They wanna have babies and make a family, and be just like everyone else. Maybe you’re like these women, there just must be something off with their hormones for a bit, but then…” -Nancy, Splinters

“A beautifully written story told vividly, humorously and pointedly.”
-Wayves Magazine

“…great comic scenes and touches.”
-The Chronicle Herald

The creation of Splinters was supported by the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Tourism, Culture & Heritage.

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