The Myth of Summer

Written by:

Conni Massing

Cast Size:
8

Roles For:

  • Men: 3
  • Women: 5

Genre:

Comedy

Themes:

Relationships
Romance

Length:

120 min.

Year Written:

2005

Synopsis:

“In the mood for the ultimate vacation? Warm sun, beautiful landscapes, carefree days and balmy nights? In The Myth of Summer, a touching comedy people look for love and fulfillment in the promise of summer, only to find that the journey is the turbulent. But paradise is closer than they think.” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

JESSICA: sixteen years old, obsessed with Joan of Arc

BRENDA: mid-thirties, harassed mother of Jessica

JACKIE: early thirties, Brenda’s sister, has anger management issues

MORDRED: late teens, Jessica’s boyfriend and a bit of a dark cloud

DACIA: forty-ish, owner of special events company with delusions of grandeur

KEVIN: early thirties, Dacia’s loyal employee                      

MELANIE: mid-twenties, bride-to-be obsessed with all things French

WERNER: late twenties, recent immigrant obsessed with Canadian wilderness

First Produced:

Alberta Theatre Projects, 2005

Resources:

The Myth of Summer can be found in Conni Massing: Two Plays. Out of Print. Check your local script library for a copy.

To view other works by this playwright, click here.

Notes:

Visit the playwright’s website here.