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Five @ Fifty

Five @ Fifty

Brad Fraser

Playwrights Canada Press

“Wickedly funny… proves that the still daring and laugh-out-loud funny writer Brad Fraser has not lost his golden touch.” —


“Hilariously explicit… each character is lovably ghastly.” —The Daily Express


“Enough riproaringly funny lines… to populate a satisfying sitcom” —The Stage


“The dialogue… simmers, crackles and explodes with a pace that is seductive and irresistible… thought-provoking and funny. Highly entertaining.” —Liverpool Daily Post


Four friends decide to hold an intervention for their fifth friend. But are they really the best people to sing the virtues of abstinence?


When Olivia loses control at her fiftieth birthday party, her three best friends decide to intervene once and for all, much to the irritation of Olivia and her lover, Norma. But is she the only one battling a demon? Or do each of these women face an addiction of one kind or another? Five @ Fifty is a raw and darkly comedic portrayal of turning fifty in contemporary society, and of the friendships we can’t live without.


Brad Fraser is an award-winning writer/director/host who has worked extensively in various media. Credits include the plays Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love, Poor Super Man, True Love Lies, and others produced worldwide; the films Love and Human Remains as writer and Leaving Metropolis as writer/director; and for television, Queer as Folk as writer, story editor, and associate producer and Jawbreaker, which he hosted for two seasons on Out TV. He has written a number of projects for CBC and BBC Radio, as well as regular columns and stories for Xtra, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, and others. He has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards and has just finished his Masters degree in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto. Check out

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