World premiere

directed by Ashlie Corcoran
Feb 2 – Mar 13, 2016 in the Extraspace
Opened Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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” –

★★★★★ “The same entertaining combination of dark humour and honesty that has come to define her work over the years.” – 

“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.

Cast and Crew

sponsored by

  • The Polar Foundation
Care,Diane Flacks and Richard Greenblatt, 2005/06
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