Celebrating 5 Years
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Mother Courage and Her Children

Tom Patterson Theatre May 15 to September 21 More Info

Supporting performances and McKenna solid

3 out of 4 Stars
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The Globe and Mail J. Kelly Nestruck

..finely hewn sup­port­ing per­for­mances from Geraint Wyn Davies as a cock-of-the-walk Cook; Ben Carl­son as a sniv­el­ling yet sym­pa­thetic Chap­lain; and par­tic­u­larly from Dei­dre Gillard-Rowlings as a tart, named Yvette, steal­ing scenes and bring­ing home the play’s mes­sage about the unholy alliance of war and mon­eyin the most unvar­nished way.”

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Geraint Wyn Davies and Seana McKenna powerful

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The National Post Robert Cushman

[Seana McKenna deliv­ers] a tough, lucid per­for­mance in a tough, lucid production…her beg­gars’ duet with Geraint Wyn Davies on the despair­ing “Song of Solomon” (which also crops up in dif­fer­ent form in The Three­penny Opera) is the evening’s most pow­er­ful scene”

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Genuine Brecht

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Capital Critics circle Jamie Portman

McKenna’s per­for­mance is con­tained in a pro­duc­tion of gen­uinely Brecht­ian sen­si­bil­ity. Crude ban­ners unfurl to announce the scene changes. The song inter­ludes, fea­tur­ing music from Keith Thomas, a com­poser sen­si­tive to sounds and sen­si­bil­ity of a Kurt Weill, cre­ate a fur­ther dis­tanc­ing effect. Yet we’re still drawn into a deeper …

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McKenna is simply magnificent

5 out of 5 Stars
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Donald's Dish Geoff Dale

ÈSup­port­ing char­ac­ters like Geraint Wynn Davies’ incur­ably ‘randy’ cook and Ben Carlson’s oft time con­fused chap­lain are top-notch, while the regal vocal stylings of Stephen Rus­sell as the stern reg­i­men­tal clerk adding the per­func­tory sense of the all-pervasive mil­i­tary dic­tat­ing the lives of all who come under its control.È

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This timeless play must be seen

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Broadway World Lauren Gienow

as mov­ing, upset­ting, and as polit­i­cally rel­e­vant as ever…which is likely exactly what play­wright Bertolt Brecht intended when he ini­tially wrote it as a response to the Sec­ond World War.”

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Overwhelmed and appropriately unsettled

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The Charlebois Post Stuart Munro

The work of the entire ensem­ble is solid, and the var­i­ous musi­cal inter­ludes, cen­tral to Brecht’s con­cept of Ver­frem­dungsef­fect, are per­formed with a charm­ing, rag­tag feel to them.”

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Women of heart and main

3 out of 4 Stars
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Toronto Star Richard Ouzounian

Critic Richard Ouzoun­ian notes that direc­tor Martha Henry and lead­ing lady Seana McKenna highlight’s the result of which is a low-key and human­is­tic read­ing of the play.

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