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Howie The Rookie

Sean Hawkins in HOWIE THE ROOKIE. Pic Kathy Luu
Sean Hawkins in HOWIE THE ROOKIE. Pic Kathy Luu

“It’s sad, but funny.” says Howie, partway through his opening monologue. He could well be talking about this play, HOWIE THE ROOKIE.

In prose that has the lyrical lilt of poetry, Mark O’Rowe’s powderkeg of a play is packed with explosive expletives, lush imagery, and linguistic gymnastics, lighting a long fuse that crackles and sparks, setting off a series of perfectly timed detonations, – dramatic, comic and tragic.

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