Hope is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words – And never stops – At all.
What are you willing to risk to save a life? A doctor embarks on a ground-breaking medical experiment despite the objections of his colleagues. Meanwhile, a couple are torn about whether the doctor has what it takes to save their baby. This is a play about life in the waiting room of a major children’s hospital. This is a play about medical compassion and risk. This is a play about families who find the will to keep going. This is a play about the needs of the heart and the extremes of medicine. This is a play about breaking the rules. This is a play about hope.
★★★ out of 4: “Wonderfully acted; [with] tragic authenticity” (Toronto Star)
★★★ out of 4: “Deeply personal; [Flacks] definitely knows of what she writes…sharp detail” (The Globe & Mail)
NNN: “totally honest and touching; often powerful” Flacks & Greenblatt “weave tales together skillfully” (Now Magazine)
“An amazing piece of theatre; I cannot recommend this play enough” (Post City Magazine)
“I was entirely absorbed; I cannot imagine that anyone would be unmoved” (Mooney On Theatre)
Waiting Room is approx. 2 hours and 10 minutes long with an intermission.