Playwright Jason Maghanoy burst to prominence in the Canadian theater world in 2007 with his maiden offering, “Gas,” about the Iraq War, which questioned the meaning of democracy and freedom in the instant-reaction, life-and-death conditions of live-fire conflict.

In its review, The Toronto Star commented that “Gas” was “anchored by a remarkably assured, powerful script (and) tells the story of five U.S. soldiers fighting the war in Iraq and the war raging within each of them.”

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