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LPG Sales Collective: Love Stories

Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale, The
a play about the cost of love
By (author): Haley McGee
Haley McGee


Scirocco Drama



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Oct 01, 2020
$15.95 CAD


8.5in x 5.5 x 0.25 in | 3 lb

Page Count:

80 pages
J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
Scirocco Drama
DRAMA / Canadian
Modern and contemporary plays (c 1900 onwards)

Haley McGee was on the phone with Visa, promising to pay off her bill by having a yard sale, when she realized that the only things she could sell were gifts from her exes. Inspired by this call, The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale: a play about love is a hilarious and daring play about the cost of love...or what love costs us. So: can we translate sentimental value into cold hard cash? Why does Haley want to -- and why now? The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale smashes together personal divulgences, mathematics, interviews with Haley's ex-boyfriends, economics, and the politics of commerce in a quest to determine what our romantic relationships are actually worth. This autobiographical work offers eight items "for sale" -- all gifts from Haley's real ex-boyfriends -- and introduces a brand new formula, developed with math expert Melanie Frances, to calculate the cost of love.

Haley McGee is an actor and writer. Born and raised in Kitchener-Waterloo, she lived in Toronto for twelve years before relocating to London (UK), where she's currently based. Her solo shows have toured extensively internationally, receiving four and five-star reviews, enjoying sold-out performances, and winning awards. As a writer, Haley has developed new work for the stage with Battersea Arts Centre, Camden People's Theatre, The Stratford Festival of Canada, The Banff Playwrights Colony and the Tarragon Theatre. She has received commissions from Camden People's Theatre, Wilderness Festival and Common Boots Theatre. Haley teaches artists how to create their own solo shows in her Solo Show Creation Lab. She holds a BFA in Acting from Ryerson University and was a member of the Second City Conservatory.

Every time you think McGee's gone as far as the show will go, the whole thing turns again, and becomes something cleverer, funnier, more enjoyable... (Exeunt)

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