A United Empire Loyalist family flees from Boston to New Brunswick during the American Revolution. In late October, 1785, they host a reunion, and are joined by two veterans and a stranger whom they assume also to have been a former soldier on the Loyalist side. But the stranger reveals himself to be a Rebel seeking to avenge the death of his brother; at gunpoint he demands that the others choose one among them to be executed at first light. First performed by the Stratford Festival in 1993, Fair Liberty’s Call has since been frequently produced across North America.
“A dramatic gem combining history, poetry, and mystery into a look at the human condition and the roots of nationhood…drama at its best, both entertaining and informative.” — H.J. Kirchhoff, The Globe and Mail
“Powerful and provocative…Pollock is one of the most interesting voices on the Canadian theatre scene, and [Fair Liberty’s Call] ranks as one of her most absorbing and communicative works.” — Jamie Portman, The Windsor Star
“Fair Liberty’s Call unravels the human process behind the chaos and confusion [of history with] intelligence, imagination, and integrity.” — Geoff Chapman, The Toronto Star