STAGES Theatre Festival presents
By Natalie Meisner, DMV Theatre
Sat, May 20 at 2pm
When Iona can't find work in Cape Breton she takes a community college course to be a loader operator and heads west to work in the camps. When she arrives she discovers the camp is a world unto itself. When she unexpectedly becomes pregnant she is faced with a dilemma. A solution presents itself when Brooke, a PR manager who is unable to have a child of her own, hears of Iona's situation and offers to "help". In Canada a surrogate mother cannot be paid, but rather must operate under the assumption of altruism. And yet everything in the work camp environment is measured in dollars and cents. The deal the women strike ultimately raises the question of just what can or can’t be bought or sold. A new human life? An existing one? A river? A water table? The future?
‘’DMV’s production of The Drowning Girls...is a gorgeous production. Outstanding performances and perfect timing make this one of 2016’s must-see shows.” (Kate Watson - The Coast)
****“A high wire act that cast and director walk with confidence and bravura.”(Louis Hobson – Calgary Sun)
‘’The Ugly One is beautiful. See it.” (Jessica Goldman – Applause Meter)
“The Ugly One is suberb…pitch perfect…unfolds rapidly, seamlessly shifting...the staging is ingenious…”(Andrea Nemetz – Chronicle-Herald)
“A gorgeous look at our obsession with appearance….beautifully, simply staged production...brilliant…this DMV Theatre production delivers—-yes—beautifully.” (Kate Watson – The Coast).