Of the Fields , Lately

David French makes his characters sound so much like Newfoundlanders that you have to keep reminding yourself that they are actually living in Toronto and have been for many years.
It is very disconcerting to hear the characters referring to themselves as being 52, but getting old and in fact dying. Is this a reflection of a time or a class? I certainly thought my parents were older than I feel now at the same age, but I wonder how old they felt?
Great cast – Diane d’Aquila, Jeff Lillico, Eric Peterson, and Kenneth Welsh – all fantastic actors.

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Of the Fields , Lately

  1. Keith says:

    Part of Soulpepper's revival for me this year – I don't know what was wrong, so I don't know what has been fixed, but they are worth watching again.The characters in French's series are of a particular time/place/class but the relations between them are timeless and this production and cast really captured this.

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