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Carl Cashin

CARL CASHIN  (1945 - )

Nationality:    Canadian
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Born on "The Rock" (Newfoundland) and raised in Toronto, Carl Cashin abandoned corporate life in 1976 to open a summer resort on the Trent-Severn Waterway, near the town of Stirling, Ontario. Life at the resort provided the background for twenty-one published anecdotes dealing with "life in a campground" entitled The Janitor. His love of theatre was kindled while working backstage at the Belleville Theatre Guild on productions of angel Street, Harvey, and The Stone angel, where lighting, sound and stage management were his main focus. Bitten by the stage, he studied playwriting under well-known author and playwright Linda Hudsell-Manning. His first two plays, Pathways and Yesterday's Hero, won several awards and praise at the eastern Ontario Drama League Festival. Mail-Order annie, originally a one-act play, won Best Production at the eODL Festival held in Kingston in 1999. Pressed by many people to know "The rest of the story", Carl added twenty-three years and another act to complete the saga of "John & annie". The completed version won the prestigious Theatre BC's Canadian National Playwriting Competition and followed soon after with a sweep of 10 of the 13 awards at the 2003 Vancouver Play Festival. Mail-Order annie reflects Carl's love of history and the imprint it leaves on us all.

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below is a list of Carl Cashin's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Bartalk/Bartok         Mail-Order Annie         Pathways         Yesterday's Hero



Bartalk/Bartok

Synopsis:
This "one hander" takes place in a bar with an imaginary bartender and newspaper reporter. Our distraught character reluctantly reveals the events of the past few days. He and his friends had set up a "reading", as a joke, with a local seer. It went horribly wrong, ending in the suicide of their friend. Does another plane exist? If demons exist - does that not mean God does too?

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Belleville Theatre Guild    2002

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Mail-Order Annie

Synopsis:
During the early 1900's thousands of Canada's "Lonely Hearts" hoped to find companionship, love and a future through advertisement in The Western Home Monthly, a Winnipeg based nationally distributed magazine. Many a prosperous young farmer, with a half section of prairie land, used this, along with the cost of train fare, as a vehicle to find himself a hard working wife and companion. Mail-Order annie tells the story of one such union. Rich in "Canadiana" and carefully researched, the story traces the lives of annie O'Ryan, a spinster from Belleville Ontario, and John Proctor, a grain farmer on Saskatchewan's great prairie. From their "stormy" first meeting at a rural CPR station, through the Great Depression and finally WWII, we share the hopes and dreams of a struggling Canadian family.

Notes:
Notes: Act I scene I has been produced many times As A one-act play.

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Summer Festival

1st Published:
One-act version contained in: Seven Short Plays,,    -

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Pathways

Synopsis:
each and every decision we make affects the direction our lives take - true or false? Or how about - who we are today is a culmination of every decision we have ever made? Cecil Hagerman, an eighty year old recluse farmer, is dying. In a rural clinic on Christmas eve, his spirit watches as nurse effie Tilley and Dr. anne Winters attempt to save his life. Is it worth saving? Have their lives been worth living?

Notes:
a shortened one-act version of this play is Available.

1st Produced:
Belleville Theatre Guild    1998

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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Yesterday's Hero

Synopsis:
Can we ever go home? Marty Sullivan, is attending the twentieth anniversary reunion of Oakridge High School with his best buddy Wiener Keegan. Marty brought home Oakridge High's only basketball championship. Is he still a hero or just a memory? This play features many songs from the sixties and is available with a pre-recorded CD backup.

Notes:
a fifth Actor maybe used As the bartender. This is A non-speaking role.

1st Produced:
Belleville Theatre Guild    2001

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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