Prodigals is my first play. I developed it with Twenty-Something Theatre for a workshop production in 2010 and an official premiere in 2011.
Synopsis: A big-city dreamer returns to his hometown of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to testify in a murder trial, reopening old wounds in his circle of friends and discovering that his missed opportunities are more than just regrets.
Movie adaptation: I adapted this story into a feature screenplay and, in 2015, sold it to Vancouver’s Whiskaye Films, who partnered with Sociable Films. They wrapped the production in early 2016 and are aiming for a 2017 premiere. The film stars David Alpay and my fellow Vancouver Film School grad Sara Canning, both of whom are known for their roles in the CW series, The Vampire Diaries. More to come on this in the future.
Reviewers say …
“Prodigals is an impressive and polished first play by Minogue.”
“Sean Minogue looks like a natural.”
“There’s an ache that runs through this play, and it’s about the difficulty of negotiating the terrain between adventure and compromise.”