About the Book
Finalist for the 2013 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama
Winner of Best of Fringe at the 2008 Toronto Fringe Festival
Outstanding New Play at the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival
Meet Carey and Simon, an otherwise-perfect married couple with a bit of a swearing problem. They’re determined to kick the habit by the time their baby is born. Too bad that’s not their only problem. Simon has a secret. And Carey has a new friend–a musician named Owen that she met at a bookstore. With quirky characters, music and gentle humour, this lovely and intricately constructed story is about meeting challenges head-on and finding hope.
News & Reviews
“The story Hewlett weaves here is wrenchingly honest, believable, sometimes laugh out loud funny, sometimes heartbreaking.” –CBC Manitoba
About the Author
Kate Hewlett is a Toronto-born writer, actor, and songwriter. Kate’s plays include Without, Humans Anonymous, Malus Domestica, A Life in the Day, and The Swearing Jar, which was nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award and made into a film starring Kathleen Turner, Adelaide Clemons, and Patrick J. Adams. Hewlett’s TV writing credits include Backstage, Hemlock, The L.A. Complex, Seed, InSecurity, Long Story Short and the Coronation Street spin-off Turning Point. Kate is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, Queen’s University, the Tarragon Playwrights’ Unit and the Canadian Film Centre’s Prime Time Television Program.