Elvis & Mavis

By Jeff Pitcher


An unemployed Newfoundlander sits atop the Churchill Falls Hydro Dam in Labrador threatening to blow it up unless the contract between Newfoundland and Quebec over rights to the falls is renegotiated. His wife, Mavis, sits at home trying to figure out if it was something she said – “a very human drama.”

2 Acts

Male: 1
Female: 2

Production History
Originally a 1 act play and winner of the 1992 Vancouver Theatre Centre’s Springrites Festival. Premiered at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island and was subsequently produced by Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops in 1996 and Theatre Newfoundland Labrador in 2001. TNL’s production toured Newfoundland in 2002.

The play was also recorded as a radio play and aired on CBC’s National Network and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1996.

Running Time: 100 minutes

Characters (In order of appearance)
Elvis – An unemployed Newfoundlander
Mavis – His wife
Rose – Mavis’s best friend

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