This Is What Happens Next

DOI: 10.5040/9781770917163.00000003
Roles: Male (6) , Female (1) , Neutral (0)

Most people hope for happy endings. For Warren, a gay divorcee, that means getting his stuff back; most importantly, his cherished John Denver CD. And then there’s Warren’s assortment of friends: Susan, a Percocet-fuelled divorce lawyer whose daughters are giving her a hard time; tarot-reading Aaron, who is dating Susan and who secretly used to be known as Erin; Mike, an alcoholic who sometimes sees his son on Saturdays; and Kevin, Mike’s kid who has an imaginary friend. Observing and directing all of their lives is the human will – or Will, as he prefers to be called – who doesn’t quite believe in those happy endings. This Is What Happens Next is an intensely relatable, multi-character story that explores the anguish of addiction and divorce as it delves into the fundamentals of human desire and asks the philosophical question, ‘What happens next?’

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Playwrights Canada Press

Daniel MacIvor

ISBN: 9781770912007

Series: Playwrights Canada Press

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