By Caroline Russell-King
|Size||6 x 9 inches|
|Binding type||Soft Cover|
|Release Date||October 28, 2014|
Palliser Suite is a trilogy of award-winning one-act plays set in Calgary’s famous Palliser Hotel and written in homage to Neil Simon. Playwright Caroline Russell-King received rave reviews and critical acclaim for her work.
In the first play, Mr. Fix It, Mel wakes up at the Palliser Hotel to find his ex-wife bearing the news that she wants to marry her boyfriend, but there’s a problem: her divorce from Mel never went through. Will Mel win her back?
In the second play, Second Chance, First Love, a 60-something socialite, Zelda, hosts Stanley Stillman, her old boyfriend. Will the old flame re-spark?
The final play is Funeral Fore! Two rival brothers prepare for their father’s wake and the spreading of his ashes on a golf course. Miscommunication, sibling rivalry, obsessive compulsive cleaning, laughter and tears ensue.
Caroline Russell-King has written over 30 plays, which have been produced all across Canada. Mr. Fix-It was nominated for a Betty Mitchell Theatre Award for Outstanding New Play in 2012; and in 2013 Second Chance First Love was nominated for a Calgary Theatre Critics Award for Outstanding New Script.
I wiped tears of joy from my eyes watching Caroline Russell-King’s new comedy…. 5 stars!
~Louis B. Hobson, Calgary Sun
A sweet but intelligent story of former lovers reuniting for a possible return to romance…. SEE IT, you will enjoy a fabulously fun hour in the theatre.
~Jessica Goldman, CBC Radio
Russell-King keeps the tempo tuned up and the quips flying.
~Stephen Hunt, Calgary Herald
Sparkling dialogue and laughs galore!”
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