Inspired by this call, The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale is a hilarious and daring show about the cost of love… or what love costs us.
So: can we turn sentimental value into cold, hard cash? Why does Haley want to – and why now? The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale smashes together personal divulgences, maths, recorded interviews with Haley’s ex-boyfriends, economics and the politics of commerce in a quest to determine what our romantic relationships are actually worth.
This autobiographical work offers eight items “for sale” – all gifts from Haley’s exes – and introduces a brand new mathematical formula (developed with mathematician Melanie Phillips) to calculate the cost of love.
Excruciatingly funny monologue anchored by powerhouse performance
There seems to be no limit to the experience that McGee is willing to draw on, but at no point does it become self indulgence
This is intelligent theatre – deeply felt, consistently hilarious and hypnotically honest – that’s been carefully made