Adele is dying–and Jean is helping her. The two elderly cousins of After You have come back to the family cottage on the Findlay Islands of Ontario’s Lake Kawartha so that the stroke-ravaged Adele may die with peace and dignity amid their old girlhood haunts. But, while Jean methodically administers the required drugs, memory refuses to let either woman go gentle into the good night.
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“… funny and poignant.” —The Globe and Mail
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About the Author
Dave Carley is a Toronto-based playwright whose plays have had close to 500 productions across Canada, the United States and in many countries around the world. They include Midnight Madness, Writing with our Feet (nominated for the Governor General’s Award), After You, an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel The Edible Woman, Taking Liberties, and Orchidelirium. Dave is the former editor at the Playwrights Union of Canada (now Playwrights Guild) and, for many years, was both script editor at CBC Radio Drama and play editor for Scirocco Drama. Dave’s most recent full-length works have been Twelve Hours; an adaptation of Al Purdy’s novel A Splinter in the Heart, and Canadian Rajah. He is currently completing two new full-length works for stage: The Shakespeare Club and Extinction. For more on Dave, go to www.davecarley.com