The Swearing Jar
“…can we just enjoy this moment? We’re having a baby. And my mother actually smiled for four and a half seconds.”
Meet Carey and Simon, an otherwise-perfect married couple with a bit of a swearing problem that they're determined to kick by the time their baby is born. If only that were their biggest problem. Simon has a secret. And Carey has a new friend – a musician named Owen that she met at a bookstore. With quirky characters, original songs and gentle humour, this lovely and intricately-constructed story is about meeting challenges head-on and finding hope.
Winner of Best of Fringe at the 2008 Toronto Fringe Festival, and Outstanding New Play at the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival, this is a newly-updated full-length production.
Audience Advisory: Swearing
Artistic Director Robert Metcalfe says:
“This is a play about hope and love, told with such a unique voice that I found it absolutely irresistible. Full of wit, humour and music, this is more than a clever script, it’s a tiny piece of magic to end the season with.”
Video -- Bob talks about The Swearing Jar and theatre magic
Video Interviews -- The cast of The Swearing Jar talk about their characters and what it takes to bring them to life.
Director: Stewart Arnott
Set & Costume Designer: Jackie Chau
Lighting Designer: Larry Isacoff
Stage Manager: Melissa Novecosky
Assistant Stage Manager: Leslie Sidley
Terri Cherniack Bev
Sarah Constible Carey
Gabriel Gosselin Simon
Christopher Stanton Owen
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