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Playwright David Young on "No Great Mischief"

Playwright David Young on "No Great Mischief" featured image

Photography by Cylla von Tiedemann. David Fox, R.H. Thomson (L-R)

Tarragon theatre begins their 2012/13 season with David Young’s adaptation of the great Canadian novel No Great Mischief.  Written by Alistair MacLeod in 1999, the novel follows the relationship between two brothers who are “haunted by the stories and songs of their Scottish ancestry…”. Playwright David Young describes it as a story “…where atmosphere becomes plot.”

Jean Stilwell and Mike Duncan spoke to Young about this most recent staging of his adaptation. Young’s adaptation originally premiered at Tarragon Theatre in 2004.

No Great Mischief is part of Tarragon Theatre’s 42nd season. It is on now until October 21st at the company’s Mainspace. For tickets and more information, visit

Photo| Cylla von Tiedemann | David Fox, R.H. Thomson (L-R)

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