The Romeo Initiative by Trina Davies

Playwrights Canada Press

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Single men are hard to come by in 1970s West Germany. So when Karin Maynard, a government secretary, meets the handsome Markus Richter, a single man who pursues her, she can hardly believe her luck. But with Markus continually away on business, thoughts of infidelity begin to consume Karin. Is her insecurity unwarranted, or is she onto something? Based on a real program in East Germany in which men were trained and sent to develop long-term relationships with West German secretaries to determine their “perfect man,” The Romeo Initiative is half romantic comedy and half spy thriller with a tantalizing twist.

Keywords: Cold War, Drama, Spy, Love, Germany, Stasi, Romance, Governor General's Award Finalist

Year Printed: 2012
First produced in 2011 at Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary, AB

Running Time: 100 minutes

Acts: 3

Male Cast: 1
Female Cast: 2