That Summer

Drama 2m/5f

It’s Memorial Day, 1990, and Margaret Ryan has returned from Vermont to the Ontario cottage where she vacationed with her family thirty-two years earlier. For Margaret and her sister Daisy, it was a time of awakening, a time of discovery. As Margaret, the narrator, watches her younger self relive the beauty of that long-ago summer, the play moves inexorably back to the heartbreak of a headlong surrender to experience, and to what was won and lost in a single day.

“That Summer is a lyrical and beautifully constructed meditation on the passage of time, and the transition from one generation to the next. David French is a playwright at the height of his powers.”
-Canadian Book Review Annual 2000

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