Run For Your Wife
by: Ray Cooney
by: Ray Cooney
In a festive mood, the ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society mount another assault on the classics with their stage version of A Christmas Carol. They enthusiastically portray a dizzy array of characters from the Dickensian favorite (and a few which aren't), engineer some novel audience participation while bravely contending with an intrusive PA system and a real Farndale first rap their vocal cords and feet around two original, show stopping songs.
The abrupt recall of a highly regarded Canadian ambassador from his post, the mysterious death of a Russian youth found brutally murdered in a Moscow hotel room, and the ambitions of an Ottawa diplomat - The Stillborn Lover explores the darker side of loyalty and commitment, when the stakes are high and diplomatic careers hang by the thread.
Kept isolated in a "safe-house" and subjected to interrogations by two special police agents, Harry Raymond, his ailing wife and adult daughter are forced to unravel the past, and with the past comes revelations that set off loyalty struggles, emotional confusion and misplaced trust.
The Stillborn Lover, Mr. Findley's first play in over twenty years, marks his exciting literary return to the stage. Combining an eye for the subtle with well-crafted dialogue, The Stillborn Lover brings to the forefront his unique, dramatic vision in an alluring tale of mystery, diplomacy and love.
A taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular working schedule. Complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding.