The Little Years

John Mighton , the founder of the JUMP math program and fellow of the Fields Institute wrote this play and several others. The others have won awards – this one did not, a act that I do not find surprising . Billed as an an exploration of time and talent and the value of art, it seems instead a dramatic portrayal of depression and the impact it has on the depressed person’s life and everyone around them. I would not recommend the play to anyone who has to live with a depressed person, as it seems all too realistic.
The play lacked structure, but was interesting in that one of the important characters does not appear at all.
The affair between Grace and Roger seems to pop in out of nowhere, possibly to fill time.
The cast did a great job with weak material. I am always happy to watch Evan Buliung and Yanna McIntosh. Bethany Jillard is a young actress to watch. Irene Poole and Chick Reid were terrific as Kate and her mother – two people who could not connect at al, but who were stuck with each other because they did not now what else to do.

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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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