Lindalou (Stephanie MacDonald) is a loving but unconventional mother. Her sensitive, 16-year-old son Curtis (Allie MacDonald) is more like a brother to her since they’re only 15 years a part in age. Lindalou’s estranged mother Betina (Kathryn MacLellan) is focused only on appearances and is willfully blind to the suffering of those around her. When Curtis disappears, Lindalou and Betina fall slowly to pieces, revealing secrets almost too dark to contemplate.
Playwright Bryden MacDonald has brought to life three unforgettable characters and given them a story that is tragic and horrific. Watching their lives unravel in KAZAN CO-OP's production of The Weekend Healer is akin to witnessing to a slow-motion car accident—it will leave you shaken and raw. But it is a story so beautifully written, skillfully acted and expertly directed that although you may want to, you will not be able to turn away.
posted by LARA LEWIS, Dec 15/16
2016 in Theatre by a Frustrated LGBTQ Indigenous Woman. comments 7
posted by MICHAEL LAKE, Dec 15/16
Best of the stage in 2016, as chosen by theatre reviewer Michael Lake. comments 0
posted by MICHAEL LAKE, Dec 8/16
Have some uncomfortable holiday laughs with a performance of David Sedaris’ stories. comments 1
posted by MICHAEL LAKE, Dec 1/16
Nostalgic and futuristic: a good combo comments 0
posted by LARA LEWIS, Nov 24/16
Classic east coast “cultural-isms” abound in Eastern Front Theatre’s latest. comments 0
posted by MICHAEL LAKE, Nov 17/16
Terrible Machiavellian leader, hitting too close to home? comments 0