Dave Carley is a Canadian playwright. His plays have had over 450 productions across Canada and the United States, and in many countries around the world. They include Writing with our Feet (nominated for the Governor General's Award), The Last Liberal, The Edible Woman, Taking Liberties and, most recently, Twelve Hours.
Picton - Here We Come!
Two great shows are coming to Picton. Midnight Madness and Two Ships Passing are both having one week runs this August, in the Lipson Room at Books and Company. More details will be posted soon - but here are the dates:
Midnight Madness (starring Sean Carthew, Michelle Langille and Andrew Perun) - August 9-12
Two Ships Passing (starring Drew Carnwath, Scott Kuipers and Anne Page) - August 16-19
Below Drew Carnwath, Anne Page and Scott Kuipers in a scene from Two Ships Passing. (Sam Gaetz photorapher).
Midnight Madness in Port Stanley
Almost thirty years after it premiered at Tarragon/Arbor/Muskoka Festival theatres, Midnight Madness continues to spin its magical tale of redemption in the bed department of furniture store. This new production - one of three this year - runs through August at Port Stanley Festival Theatre.
The Festival's artistic director Simon Joynes is directing Madeleine Donohue (pictured below), Scott Garland and Jeff Culbert. Set design is by Eric Bunnell, LX design by Karen Crichton.
Digging Up Hoffa
The 1975 disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa continues to fascinate North Americans. A great deal of time and money has been spent looking for Hoffa's body. Meanwhile, in a tiny house in a Detroit suburb, a mother worries about her future, and that of her grown son. She's a resourceful woman - and decides that desperate times require bold action.
Digging Up Hoffa is a one act play and it would appear to bear out our fascination with Hoffa, even fictionally. 2017 has seen three productions thus far.
- A live recorded presentation by Radio Theatre Project in Tampa in January
- Shakespeare in the Burg, Williamsburg VA March
- North Park Theatre, San Diego CA May
Here's Jimmy in livelier times:
Urban Nun Published...
Urban Nun, the stand-alone opening monologue from INTO has just been published in 'Red Bull Shorts', a volume of short plays celebrating the best of the Red Bull Theater Short New Play Festival. Urban Nun was produced at the New York City festival in 2012. The Steele Spring publication also features short plays by John Guare, David Ives and Jen Silverman, among others.
Just Arrived at a Bookstore Near You...
Twelve Hours has just been published by Scirocco Publishing. It can be ordered through your favourite bookstore or from Playwrights Guild of Canada.
Twelve Hours premiered last year in Columbus, Ohio. The Columbus Dispatch hailed it, saying, "Twelve Hours packs a lot of humanity into 90 minutes of gripping theatre."