The Invention of Romance by Conni Massing
A rom-com with a twist, The Invention of Romancechallenges notions of love as it explores the contrasting romantic fortunes of a young woman and her mother.
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.
Year Printed: 2016
First Produced: 2014 at Workshop West Theatre, Edmonton, AB
Male Cast: 1
Female Cast: 2