Good Old Days by Michael Ross Albert


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Good Old Days by Michael Ross Albert

Late one summer night, a young woman is suddenly awakened by her former roommate who has returned to their old apartment to try repairing their fractured relationship. This late night visit triggers a sprawling, city-wide escapade as the two former friends chase one another through a trippy, urban dreamscape.

In this surreal, philosophical, darkly comedic adventure about the fractured world we live in, two old friends explore a city that is sometimes nightmarish and sometimes awe-inspiring, all while trying to recapture the past they’ve lost.

Keywords: Women, friendship, apocalypse, surrealism, Toronto, post-pandemic, dogs, magic, two-hander, multiple roles

Produced by One Four One Collective (Toronto Fringe Festival), Toronto ON, July 2023
Poster graphic design by Michael Wielgomas.

Genre: Drama, Dark Comedy, Absurdist
Acts: 1
Run time: 60 minutes
Suitable for students 16+
Content notes: Contains swearing

Cast size: 2 actors
Female roles: 2

"Stunning... You're unlikely to see a better crafted or produced play this Fringe... it would make a fine addition to any theatre company's regular season."
-Glenn Sumi

"A resonant, engaging experience."
-Toronto Star

"Sent my imagination soaring."
-Istvan Reviews

"Captivating... Good Old Days is the rare (well, not for One Four One Collective) Fringe show that already feels ready for and deserving of a sold-out run in its own program somewhere."
-My Entertainment World

"Surprise after joyful surprise"
-Our Theatre Voice

"Moving, funny, and poignant, Good Old Days makes you want to hug your friends a little tighter... Good Old Days needs to be picked up by a theatre company ASAP; this is smart, funny, and delightful, everything you need for an incredible theatre experience."
-A View from the Box