by David French
Produced by Anne-Marie Bouthillette Directed by Matt Kowalyk
Leaving Home is David French’s first play about the Mercers, a family from Newfoundland living in Toronto. Jacob and Mary Mercer try to hold the family together as sons Billy and Ben struggle for independence in this realistic drama of the late 1950s. Often praised for its warmth and universality, Leaving Home was one of the first Canadian plays to be performed at regional theatres coast to coast. The Canadian classic, considered as one of the essential plays in the English language, still resonates with its comedy and emotional power.
Performances at the Firehall Theatre, Cobourg
Leaving Home is presented by special arrangement by Corey Literary Inc.