New York City
When Dean returns home from the war in the Middle East and hits the job market, he discovers that his superior military skills don’t get him very far in the business world. He readjusts to non-bunker life by moving in with his aging parents and pregnant ex- (and soon-to-be current) wife. When he is offered a job as poster boy for a crusading politician on her own mission for “truth and justice,” his military ethics collide with the unscrupulous world of national political campaigns–and he discovers that his unique skill set may be his best asset after all. A hilarious dark comedy that satirizes the hypocrisies and politics of postwar living, Dead Metaphor showcases the imaginative, audacious work of one of Canada’s most acclaimed playwrights.
Final performance: October 22, 2023