Search Menu. Photo courtesy of David Cooper. A narrator flashes back to different stages in his life reflecting on stories of his mom, Nana, and their relationship over the years.
It is also the first time that English and French versions have opened in the same city within two months of each other. This is particularly true of his latest look back into his past. In this two-hander, he draws an affectionate — and occasionally cutting — picture of his mother, a warmhearted, working-class woman with a wild imagination and a weakness for hyperbole.
Funny, affectionate, and triumphantly moving This buoyant production gets everything right. He laid out a plan, we have stayed the course and are now looking forward to reaping the benefits of this plan as we approach our retirement years.
The series of vignettes and memory flashes that make up For the Pleasure of Seeing her Again are not dramatically compelling. They do, however, avoid syrupy sentimentality because memories of Nana generally recall hyperbole and humour. Having indicated that another encounter with the script of For the Pleasure of Seeing her Again is not a great pleasure for me, it must also be said that director Glynis Leyshon delivers a smooth production that was very well received by the opening night audience.
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Date: 6. One of the most produced and the most prominent playwrights in the history of Canadian theatre, Michel Tremblay has received countless prestigious honours and accolades. His dramatic, literary and autobiographical works have long enjoyed remarkable international popularity, including translations of his plays that have achieved huge success in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East.
The production currently playing in Toronto is the product of the first-ever collaboration of the English-language Centaur Theatre in Montreal and the Canadian Stage Company in Toronto. Toronto is the final stop in a six-city Canadian tour and in September the production will move to Washington, D. Celebration, indeed, is the key word in describing this play and its effect.