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My Mother's Courage

Passe Muraille Main & Backspace
Ashkenaz Festival + Saydie Bronfman, Montreal

3 Dora Award Nominations

written by:
George Tabori

featuring: 
Elizabeth Shepherd  and  Tom Barnett

directed by:
Jennifer H. Capraru

designed by:
Minda Johnson

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.

 PRESS:

“Eizabeth Shepherd’s performance is possibly the finest piece of actingI have seen in Canada ...Capraru’s direction is spare and superb ” starstarstarstar - The Globe and Mail

“A remarkable, off-balancing piece of work ...never collapses into pathos ...riveting” starstarstar - 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

 

 
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