Oceans Apart by Alain G. Chauvin, dramaturgy by Catherine Ballachey, featuring Alain G. Chauvin with Daniel Groleau Landry and Rebecca Laviolette. Haunted by memories of combat, a solider returns home to Canada and the “real world” now made strange. While the text handles the subject with sensitivity, the main character’s determination to conceal his pain creates a distance that sometimes blurs the picture. Still, moments of revelation colour the narrative, such as when the character reveals why he chose to leave his family and make his cross Canada trek, or contrasts the physical landscape of home with that of Afghanistan.
– Snapshot on the Fringe by Laurie Fyffe