Plays by Conni Massing

The Invention of Romance

Playwrights Canada Press
Type: Text

Thirtysomething Kate has devoted much of her adult life to her career as a museum curator. She’s just been tasked with mounting an exhibit about the history of romance and love despite her own string of romantically unsuccessful relationships. Intent on better curating the show, Kate investigates love in books and on hilariously disastrous dates. As her love life enters a comical death spiral, her long-widowed mother rekindles an old romance with a man she co-starred with in a play sixty years ago. Finding the partial script of her mother’s play, yellow with age and dog-eared, Kate sets out to complete its missing ending.

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Conni Massing is an award-winning writer working in theatre, film and television. Stage credits include The Myth of Summer (Alberta Theatre Projects), Oh! Christmas Tree (Lunchbox Theatre), and her stage adaptations of W.O. Mitchell’s Jake and the Kid (Theatre Calgary) and Bruce Allen Powe’s The Aberhart Summer (Citadel Theatre). She has several publications to her credit, including five of her plays and a comic memoir, Roadtripping: On the Move with the Buffalo Gals, published by Brindle and Glass Publishing. Her writing has been recognized by Alberta Media Production Industries Association, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, the Betty Mitchell Awards, the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards.