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An Almost Perfect Thing

An Almost Perfect Thing

Nicole Moeller

Playwrights Canada Press

Winner of the Sterling Award for Outstanding New Play


Winner of the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama


Official selection for Germany’s Neue Theaterstücke aus Kanada National Competition


“Moeller is a big talent: theatrically smart, surprising in her insights, and elliptical in her writing.” —Liz Nicholls, Edmonton Journal


“… [a] dark and haunting new work.” —Paul Blinov, Vue Weekly


Greg is a once-respected journalist searching for a high-profile story that will help revive his career. Chloe is the missing girl he wrote about six years earlier who has just returned home to a world she no longer recognizes. Instead of leading police to her captor, Chloe turns to Greg to share her story. Unfortunately for him, Chloe won’t provide names or locations, and instead dictates exactly how the story should be told. But Chloe has become an international celebrity—both respected and scrutinized by the public—and they all want to know, who is her kidnapper? Why is she protecting him? When Greg begins to question whether truth and fiction have collided, he takes matters into his own hands, in spite of the drastic consequences. Even if that means coming face to face with Chloe’s abductor. An Almost Perfect Thing is a multi-perspective thriller about possession and desire, the need to own our stories, and our “right” to the truth.


Nicole Moeller is an Edmonton-based playwright and a graduate of Grant MacEwan University’s Journalism and Theatre Arts programs. She was the first-place winner in the Alberta Playwrights’ Network 24-hour playwriting competitions in 2008 and 2009, and has received various awards for her work. Nicole was a member of Citadel Theatre’s playwrights’ forum from 2011–2013.

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