The Myth of Summer
- full-length dramedy
CAST: five females, three males
A lightning strike and the inspirational story of Joan of Arc trigger a series of magical occurrences for 16-year-old Jessica and for everyone else around her caught up in the fleeting euphoria of this most maddening season of the year. German massage therapist Werner and frantic puppeteer Melanie fall in love over dreams of Canadian wilderness and French erudition, both of which turn out to be empty promises. Party planning duo Dacia and Kevin orchestrate important events for other people while deluding themselves about the lack of meaning in their own lives. Meanwhile Jessica wields her new-found powers to help her family (and her boyfriend) see the painful truth about love.
“… bursting with comedy and dynamic characters in a world both familiar and hilarious in its failures. While summer seldom fulfills our expectations, Massing’s play exceeds them.” Fast Forward
“…uses spare, evocative language and the vagaries of memory, to create familiar landscapes that take on a dreamlike quality.” Colin MacLean, Edmonton Sun
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