Michel Tremblay writes great parts for women and this play is no exception.
As usual a very strong cast – Patrica Hamilton, Mary Haney, Wendy Thatcher, Jenny L. Wright and Marla Mclean play Albertine; Nicole Correia-Damude plays her sister.
This play may be stepping outside the Mandate, but it seems a good step to me. And you can argue that at least part of the play deals with things that happened in Shaw’s lifetime.
The structure of the play brings to mind Magic Fire, one of the best things done at Shaw in recent years, but the subject matter is much more subdued. You have to believe that this is a difference between the political cultures of Canada and Argentina, but it does make the Magic Fire a much more dramatic play.