Domino Theatre Presents

Ten Lost Years

By Cedric Smith, George Luscombe, and Jack Winter

Directed by Martha Bailey

Poster for Domino Theatre's production of 'Ten Lost Years'. The title, playwrights, director, and presenting company are noted.


A portrait of the Great Depression and its effect upon this country, Ten Lost Years suggests a variety of scenes “from farmyards to highways, from kitchens to boxcars, from shop floors to hobo jungles, from spiritual deserts to centres of government” as it views the economic catastrophe on personal and national scales.

The play is based on the 1973 book of the same name by Barry Broadfoot, who travelled all over Canada interviewing ordinary people and compiled their stories and memories of the Great Depression. Their words, exactly as told to Broadfoot, are the text of the play.

They tell of failed farms and businesses, of riding the rails back and forth across the country in a mostly fruitless search for work, of rising unemployment, falling wages and the shame of taking government relief.


Domino Theatre

52 Church St. Kingston ON K7L 4X8


April 2024

  • Thursday 25 at 7:30 PM
  • Friday 26 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday 27 at 7:30 PM

May 2024

  • Thursday 02 at 7:30 PM
  • Friday 03 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday 04 at 7:30 PM
  • Thursday 09 at 7:30 PM
  • Friday 10 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday 11 at 2:00 PM