A Wake for Miss Montreal

The work of award winning theater writer Tony Craze has been described as ' . . . assured, enthralling, daring, and with an emotional charge powerful enough to send one reeling . . .' A Wake for Miss Montreal chronicles the lives of four lifelong friends who find comfort in the remembrance of all things past, pleasurable and profane. An elegiac memory piece about sexual desire seen through a gauze of old age and grief. Youth has slipped through the fingers – more galling is that it didn’t take with it those youthful urges: bodies still smell of sex and desire is ever tangible - both locked in a tight synaesthesia with the reds of summer flowers and the waning light of an autumn evening. ‘Proves thoughtful and thought provoking – an enthralling evening.’ (Time Out Critics Choice, London) The critically acclaimed Passion, included here in Theatre Scripts # 1, tells a rare story of love from a Palestinian refugee camp, between a young woman and an older Western journalist. Opposite worlds, two perspectives, a generation apart. Passion rooted in love set against the passion of different politics. Can Bill re-ignite his passion and cross the divide or will Hanna’s passion for a New Jerusalem see her sacrifice their love? ‘An honorable and engrossing work exploring the gulf between Western liberalism and burning Palestinian rage.’ (Guardian, London) ‘Craze is a voice of honest compassion and insight into the area where dreams turn into anger, despair and ferocious frustration . . . ' (Bloomsbury Theatre Guide)
ISBN: 9781781766620
Type: Paperback
Pages: 182
Published: 17 August 2012
Price: $11.95

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