One Good Marriage


Sean Reycraft

About the Book
Steph and Stewart are celebrating their first anniverary. She’s an English teacher; he’s a high-school librarian. At the heart of the occasion, though, is a terrible sorrow. You see, Steph and Stewart arrived home from their blissful honeymoon to find that something terrible had happened… Blackly hilarious and deeply moving, this two-hander moves from pathos to humour and back again as a tragic story is revealed. A vivid portrait of two ordinary people to whom an extraordinary event has occurred, One Good Marriage speaks to our need for community. One Good Marriage won the NOW Magazine award for Outstanding New Play at the 2002 Summerworks Festival.

“A dazzling and daring piece of writing.”
—Toronto Star

“Mesmerizing, cathartic, powerful…an absurdly funny yet moving look at our oh-so-human need for community.”
—NOW Magazine

About the Author
Born in Glencoe, Ontario, Sean Reycraft’s other plays include Stranger Things Happen and Roundabout. For Pop Song, Reycraft won the Chalmers Canadian Play Award (Theatre for Young Audiences). Pop Song has been adapted into a short film, and premiered at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival. It was also included in Scirocco Drama’s 2003 anthology Shakin’ the Stage: Four Plays from Theatre Direct Canada’s Buncha Young Artists Festival.

DRA013000 Drama/Canadian
72pp 5.5 x 8.5 in