The Canvas Barricade

The Canvas Barricade $16

Donald Jack

Published by Sybertooth Inc

Misty Woodenbridge, a painter, has rejected the materialism of modern society for life in a tent by the Ottawa River, where he lives as carefree as the fabled grasshopper, eating stolen apples and painting masterpieces

But as summer draws to an end, reality rears its ugly head, and Misty must choose between starving in his tent and moving to the city with his fiance

Meanwhile, his in-laws-to-be smell a cash cow when a mysterious art buyer begins snapping up Misty's work - and naturally they keep the money

Out of kind consideration for Misty's artistic ideals, of course

In print for the first time, this comedy was the first modern play performed on the main stage of the Stratford Festival (1961) when the original cast included Peter Donat, Kate Reid, Jack Creley, Amelia Hall, Zoe Caldwell, and Bruno Gerussi

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