The Thrill is not a reference to the sensation you get watching this play, amazed by the ability of actors like Lucy Peacock to become someone else so completely. It is I assume a reference to the thrill Elora and Julian feel when they realize they are in love, in spite of everything that should keep them apart. And the thrill Elora gets from simple pleasures like touch and taste.
This is a tough play about tough subjects – the rights of the disabled, the right to die, and the right to live. You leave after it is over feeling that these are subjects we should talk about, but not willing to discuss them right now. The walk home was very quiet.
There were stellar performances from Nigel Bennet as Julian, Robert Persichini as Francis and Patricia Collins as Hannah, although the statement that Lucy Peacock is one of the finest actors in Canada is demonstrated beyond doubt n this play. Dean Gabourie has again demonstrated his ability to get the best out of the Studio space>