CONSERVATIVES IN LOVE by Dave Carley, directed by Sue Miner. Presented by Green Pea Collective at the Miles Nadal JCC (750 Spadina). July 12-15 at 9 pm. Rating: NNNNN
Think of Dave Carley's latest as a wonderfully plotted French farce with a brain. Ten interconnected people find themselves caught up in politics and sexual adventures when they attend a Young Conservatives event at a local art gallery. The result is totally engaging and entertaining, with sharply drawn characters and zingers that skewer left, right and centre. The cast - Jason Jazrawy, Richard Lee, Anne Page and Naomi Snieckus as figures straight, gay and bi - are wonderful under Sue Miner's direction. And if you've ever wondered who the federal minister of culture is, you'll discover you're not alone.