“It is a rare and miraculous thing to find your one true soul mate.” Carey soon learns that finding two of them can pose an even greater problem. The Swearing Jar is a love story… a story of love lost… a story of love found… a story of love remembered…
The Swearing Jar tells Carey’s story: a musician and teacher who throws a birthday concert for her husband, which plunges her into the past. Through comedy, music and memory, we follow the story of Carey and Simon’s relationship, the birth of their child… and the lie that threatens to f*&k it all up!
At the big concert, Carey takes the stage armed only with her voice and her awkward accompanist, Owen. As she launches into a song about the first encounter she ever had with her husband, Simon, we too are transported into their history.
Simon comes home with important news only to learn that Carey has some too: she is expecting a baby, something they’ve been wanting for years. Simon decides not to share his information, too overcome by the surprise pregnancy.
Later, Carey meets Owen, a bookstore clerk (and her accompanist). It is clear that this is their first contact, but there is an undeniable attraction. Feeling guilty but intrigued she gives Owen her number. And in an instant, Carey’s life changes.
As Carey and Owen get to know each other and their connection deepens, Carey is tormented by the emotional betrayal she feels she is committing. At the same time, a past lie gnaws away at her marriage to Simon, and the two relationships begin to collide in the most unexpected of ways.
Equal parts humour and heartbreak, The Swearing Jar tells two love stories at once, exploring the challenges of marriage, parenting, loss…and moving on.