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Sarah Jeffery, Lee Jeffery, Bernie Williams, Christi La Liberte, Nicola Goelle
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Carol is the story of a First Nations functional drug addict. Lost in heroin abuse that leads to prostitution, she holds firm to her history, her heritage. Like everyone else Carol has her good moments. Part of those good moments include her brother Noah, a cop. In the past Carol was like a mother to him but now... it’s tough for both of them. Noah Is her protector.
Carol has a single room on skid row she calls home. She lives with the disenfranchised, amongst them is her friend Skit, aka “Skittles”. A street artist, a gypsy, a square peg in a round hole. Something they both like about each other.
On this brisk, chilly November morning they meet as she returns to her one room piece of heaven. As they enter the first thing you see is a striking piece of art, Skit’s depiction of “the highway of tears”, a lonely road surrounded by forest with the souls of so many missing First Nations women, their spirits drifting from the tree’s. They both get to the task at hand, cooking up heroin. In a silly game Skit has imagined, they play ready, set, go. Childish but fun. As the countdown begins Carol drifts off into a trance a vision, an after life experience. In the dream world she relives her proud heritage. Before the arrival of “the settlers” and the disastrous and appalling future they created for First Nations people.
Within the dreamscapes she confronts her younger brother about their past in her shadow filled room. They battle it out but his love for her breaks the trance.
She returns to her room on the count of “go”. Both needles are about to be injected with unexpected results to follow.
Character 1 Description:
Her name is Carol, proudly First Nations, 30 something, beautiful but scarred by a hard life. This is the last place she wants to be. Carol is slim but not by no means emaciated. She carries on between a world of despair and a world of complete happiness. Most of the time she is on a program for something... fucking programs. Carol is an addict but she is a functional addict. The streets are her home but she has never been able to break the cycle of pain and addiction. She can be an advocate for the cause or she can be struggling to get out of it again.