Homeground: A Play

Cover image courtesy of
NeWest Press

Homeground: A Play

Guernica Editions – 1990

Finalist for the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award (WGA) for Drama, 1990

The play was performed in a slightly different form at the Edmonton Fringe Festival of 1986 under the title Terra Straniera (Foreign Land).

“It’s an Edmonton play about Italian immigrants who hate the long winters and the dust-filled streets and long to go back to their homeland, once they’ve made enough money – meanwhile living a twilight life between two cultures…There are threats of melodrama – a rifle, a letter of confession – but the play is so firmly rooted in a detailed social setting that even overwrought moments happen inexorably. And Edwards’ ethnic considerations expand to become unforced but thoughtful comments on the tragic nature of life.”

– Edmonton Sun