Two interwoven one acts, Love Means Never Having to Say You're Forty and Leonard, these plays feature flexible casting since three characters appear in both plays. In the first, a separated middle aged couple are in the connecting suites of a Mexican motelto have a fling. Their accidental confrontation makes them realize the importance of their years together. In the farcical second act, a golden age couple, unmarried because of tax benefits, is in one suite and a group of inept heroin smugglers is in the other.
"Perhaps the funniest of his plays." - Village Voice
"Mr. Carmichael has written double dialogue taking place in two rooms that is variously simultaneous, counterpoint, or identical in ways that are clever indeed ... A playful view of the ageless problem of love ... [with] clever dialogue." - Williamstown MA News