“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” said the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu, but for Toronto’s Allan Stratton, the journey from Canadian playwright to internationally known novelist with a possible Oscar in his future, began with a single character.
But none of this was even remotely in Stratton’s mind back in 1999. He had already had a distinguished 25-year career as a playwright, best known for the worldwide comedy hit Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii. Suddenly, he hit a creative speed bump.
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