TalkbacksFeb 16 – Feb 21, 2016
- Feb 13, 2016 Lecture Conversation - Mustard
Teenage Thai still has an imaginary friend named Mustard who lives under the bed. How can her mother, recently divorced and looking for solace at the bottom of a wine glass, persuade her that this is not normal, when she just started seeing him too? Mustard is a twisted fairy tale about an imaginary friend’s quest to stay in our world; a whimsical story about loss, family, growing up, and our need to belong.
★★★ (out of 4) – “As usual, [Kat] Sandler’s humour comes from rapid dialogue & wordplay. This seminal moment in Sandler’s career adds another layer to a play that looks at the thresholds between adulthood and childhood, love and pain, and fantasy and reality.” – Toronto Star
★★★★★ “90 minutes of emotionally complex, witty and well-paced magic — literally and figuratively. Easily their play of the year” – Examiner.com
★★★★★ “The same entertaining combination of dark humour and honesty that has come to define her work over the years.” – Theatromania.ca
“A must-see Toronto play; balanced mix of humour, insightful intelligence and strong acting.” – Digital Journal
“All the giddy fun and heartbreak that her fans will expect; moving, real, gleeful.” – Drew Rowsome Blog
“A terrific production with double-over laughs and a quiet wisdom; quirky, sweet, hilarious.” – Lynn Slotkin
Mustard is approximately 90 minutes in length with no intermission.
Please note that Mustard contains mature subject matter including violence and coarse language.