LIARS AT A FUNERAL
May 5-14, 2017
playwright · Sophia Fabiilli
director & dramaturge · Ali Joy Richardson
producers · Laura Jabalee Johnston & Sophia Fabiilli
featuring · Ruby Joy, Danny Pagett, Terry Tweed, John Healy, & Rhea Ackler
Grandma Mavis stages her own funeral in order to reunite her estranged family… just in time for an ice storm to trap them all in a funeral home over Christmas. Can this eccentric clan of liars navigate the rocky road to reconciliation? Or will the next 24hrs be the final nail in this dysfunctional family’s coffin?
Featuring five actors playing nine characters, Liars at a Funeral is equally hilarious and heartbreaking. It’s also a teensy bit inspired by Hamlet.
★★★/4 stars (Toronto Star, Carly Maga)
"Fabiilli’s script is as full of exits, entrances and quick changes as the premise would suggest, and the entire saga unfolds tightly and clearly in Ali Joy Richardson’s direction. The Act 1 climax that takes place during a power outage (naturally) is especially evocative of the nicely paired match of Fabiilli’s writing and sense of humour, and Richardson’s handle on stage images and movement..."
photos/trailer: Neil Silcox
stage manager · Lori Anderson
set & costume design · Lindsay Woods
lighting design · Steph Raposo
sound design · Nicholas Potter