Elliott Hayes' play "Life on Mars" is being produce by the River City Players in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada this Fall.
Jitterbug a new 2 act play by Elliott Hayes was just released for the first time by Playwrights Guild of Canada
Jitterbug is a tragicomedy that explores family relationships, particularly between sisters.
Fiona is a world traveler who’s son, Dan met with a medical emergency while they were on safari in Africa.
Her sister, Moira, has never traveled and is coping with a daughter, Stevie who has been in rehab twice.
Add alcohol, religion, an unfaithful husband, Hayes’ poignant dialogue and we have a dynamic play that will make audiences both laugh and cry.
My brother, Elliott Hayes' play Hard Hearts: A Comedy of Bad Manners is now available through Playwrights Guild of Canada. He was a brilliant playwright.
“In order to let people know what they're in for, my play Hard Hearts has been called part mystery, part comedy, part farce. All descriptions are partly right, and partly wrong. There is no genre to slot it into. Ultimately, it is a play that takes comedy seriously.” -Playwright Elliott Hayes
"Celebrating his unrivaled knack for threatening the most disturbing subjects with absurdly wicked humour is Elliott Hayes’ play “Hard Hearts”... a play that defies categorization." -- Jim Lingerfelt, Stage Door
Variety's Review of Hard Hearts called Elliott Hayes "... a Canadian Neil Simon with extra bite..."
Elliott Hayes was a prolific playwright who was killed in the prime of his life. Recently many of his unproduced plays have been found in the Stratford Festival Archives and are now being made available for the first time through the Playwrights Guild of Canada - Canadian Play Outlet. More of his plays will be released this Summer and Fall.
The issues my brother, Elliott Hayes deals with in “As you Were” made me wonder if perhaps he had some kind of premonition regarding his sudden, unexpected death that inspired him to write this play.
His dry humor and realistic dialogue have created a powerful play that I hope directors and actors will read and produce.
It has just been made available for the first time through the Playwrights Guild of Canada’s - Play Outlet.