Let’s go back, way back, to 1969, a time of Vietnam War draft dodgers, the emergence of contemporary feminism, astronauts landing on the moon, hippie-driven free love, and the crumbling façade of domestic bliss. Janet Wilson Meets the Queen shows us these issues and more in a darkly comic coming of age tale that will have you questioning your own politics from start to finish.
Written by Canadian Playwright and actor Michael Healey, Generous is a compilation of four short plays each set in a world of cutthroat power that together create a bigger whole.
The show opens in Parliament where an elected minority frantically tries to avoid facing a no confidence vote and is interrupted by a double murder in progress. The hilarity of Katie Ryerson’s Heritage Minister standing there as they implode, bleeding out from a stomach wound for minutes before anybody notices, sets the stage for the rest of the play. From there it moves into the world of big business with a ruthless sociopath tired of having to say the politically correct thing – “our company is doing everything it can for the environment” – when she would rather just be honest – “we don’t care about the environment and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it.” And then moving to a high profile judge whose one night stand becomes way more than she bargained for. One of the common themes in Generous is questioning why these larger than life figures are just so darned mockable.Read the full review.
The Boy in the Moon follows a set of parents as they deal with the struggles of raising a non-communicative, severely-delayed child who has one of the rarest of genetic disorders. This play explores what it means to be human and what it takes to love someone unconditionally. Read the full review.