The Trouble with Mr. Adams


Gord Rand

About the Book

On the night volleyball coach Gary Adams leaves his wife, allegations of sexual misconduct surface regarding his sixteen-year old student. Gary defends his innocence – to his wife, to his lawyer, and finally, to the victim herself. Grappling with such themes as abuse of power, intergenerational love, and the stagnation of marriage, The Trouble with Mr. Adams exposes the crippling disaster of the male mid-life crisis.

“A potent and deadly little scorpion of a play that stings you three times, one for each of its two-character scenes…brilliantly written.”  — Toronto Star

About the Author

Gord Rand is an actor and a writer. He has been on stages from San Francisco to Kigali. Favourite roles include Hamlet, Oedipus Rex, and The Philanderer. He’s been on TV and in the movies too: Maps to the Stars, Orphan Black, Cardinal, Taken, and Pure.

Gord has written five plays: Dogs, Orgy in the Lighthouse, Pond Life, The Trial of Thumbelina, and The Trouble with Mr. Adams. He is currently working on his sixth. He recently completed a film based on his play Pond Life, as well as a feature documentary called Goodness in Rwanda.

Gord is lucky: he has two lovely kids, a beautiful wife, and a large, slobbery dog. They love to snuggle in the winter to stay warm.

DRA0130000 Drama/Canadian
102 pp, 5.5 x 8.5 in