This collection features three of Carley’s finest comedies, including: Midnight Madness, a gentle two-hander about the chance reunion of a pair of high school misfits. Anna violated her school’s moral code–and Wesley was just weird. Can two outcasts find happiness during a late-night sale at an old furniture store?; Writing With Our Feet, a black comedy for agoraphobics about the creative impulse and the need to fling open one’s garage door and join the world (a finalist for the Governor-General’s award); and Into (inspired by a Julio Cortazar short story) where an urban nun, a mysterious beauty, a businessman, and a disaffected youth are stuck in a traffic jam outside a metropolis. As the jam extends for hours, then weeks, they must form their own community in order to survive. But then something begins changing on the horizon.
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“Dave Carley’s work stands out for its questing intelligence, warm humanity, and engaging story-telling.” —Variety
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