Twelve Hours is the story of Jimmy Stanton. Convicted of the rape and murder of a young woman, Jimmy is facing his last hours on Death Row. As his story unfolds, so do those of the people whose lives he has impacted, from the sister of the woman he killed, to the Governor who must decide if Jimmy’s execution should be commuted. Twelve Hours goes into the hearts and minds of ordinary people affected by a terrible crime-and the cruel and biased punishment that results.
News & Reviews
“Twelve Hours packs a lot of humanity into 90 minutes of gripping theatre … Eight beautifully written characters are vividly realized … This simply staged piece about a seemingly imminent death paradoxically brims with life.” —Columbus Dispatch
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