White Biting Dog

Directed by Nancy Palk (her first effort) and starrring Fiona Reid as Lomia, Joseph Ziegler as Glidden, Gregory Prest as Pascal, Mike Ross as Cape and Michaela Washburn as Pony, thisplay by Judith Thompson can easily be described as wierd.

Most of the audience stayed to the end, but I have heard some people describe it as the worst thing they have ever seen. I would not go that far – in fact in many ways I enjoyed it and found the characters interesting, if bizarre. The direction was sound, the acting solid, so any discomfort does have to come back to the play itself.

Superficially, it is about love and relationships and how far will you go to save someone you love, or to save yourself. The dog never appears, but has a starring role.

Depression and the black dog are the enemy of the white biting dog.


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.
This entry was posted in Fiona Reid, Gregory Prest, Joseph Zeigler, Michaela Washburn, Mike Ross, Nancy Palk, Soulpepper 2011. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to White Biting Dog

  1. Keith says:

    Well, a weird play, but a CANADIAN weird play, at least.Any way, I will no longer look at the poster at the Tarragon and think "Damn I wish I'd seen that".You need to be careful what you wish for.

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