By Martin Crimp. Directed by Atom Egoyan Jan 21 – Feb 18, 2012, Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E)
Amelia eagerly waits for her husband to return from battle, but when he does, she discovers his motives for war are disturbingly personal. While desperately struggling to maintain the status quo, Amelia and her family must confront horrifying revelations about her husband’s actions in command of troops abroad. The impact of war is felt as keenly on the home front as it is on the battlefield. Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Atom Egoyan and celebrated actress Arsinée Khanjian collaborate for the first time on stage in this provocative drama from Britain’s foremost contemporary playwright, Martin Crimp. Draws from the ancient Greek tragedy Sophocles’ The Women Of Trachis
Starring Arsinée Khanjian, Daniel Kash, Nigel Shawn Williams, Thomas Hauff, Jeff Lillico, Abena Malika, Cara Ricketts, Brenda Robins, André Sills, Sarah Wilson.
My advice to the audience. The is the type of play in which you have to go in with an open mind and get ready to work. An audience member Elisabeth said it best “This is not a light play and requires a certain degree of engagement and intelligence on the audience’s part. The plot and purpose is not handed to you on a plate”.
If you get a chance to see it, I would love to hear your thoughts.
Tash ♥ xo