My Mother's Courage
Passe Muraille Main & Backspace
Ashkenaz Festival + Saydie Bronfman, Montreal
3 Dora Award Nominations
Elizabeth Shepherd and Tom Barnett
Jennifer H. Capraru
In this black farce, Tabori conjures his mother from the past into the present of the theatre. Walking a tightrope between tragedy and comedy, he tells the true story of a summer day in 1944 Budapest when his mother is arrested and put on a train to be deported ...and how, through great courage and luck, she escapes.
“Eizabeth Shepherd’s performance is possibly the finest piece of actingI have seen in Canada ...Capraru’s direction is spare and superb ” - The Globe and Mail
“A remarkable, off-balancing piece of work ...never collapses into pathos ...riveting” - Toronto Star
“Inexpressible beauty of language, and a stellar cast.
A unique play, laced with humour.” - CJN
“Deeply moving and illuminating art ...very poetic”
- Montreal Gazette
“Where else would we have seen this particular work?...Not to be missed” - Classical 96FM