Odd Jobs is a little gem of a play.Edmonton Journal
A young unemployed welder is faced with a lesson in life, dignity and caring when he is hired to help a retired professor. Torn by obligation and duty, his job becomes more than a job. A tender, compelling story about a very special relationship. A co-production with Catalyst Theatre. Odd Jobs was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Drama. Part of Plays in Progress.
Playwright: Frank Moher
Director: Jan Selman
Cast: Eric Kramer, Christine MacInnis and Mary Monks Production Designer: Morris Ertman Stage Manager: Lance D. Olson Technical Director: Alastair Elliot Live Music: Tom Jamieson and Jamie Philp
“Love of work. The blood singing
in that. The fine high rise
of it into the work. A man says,
I’m working. Or, I worked today.
Or, I’m trying to make it work.” – Raymond Carver (poem quoted in the original playbill, and in the introduction to the script)