Ottawa Fringe 2014. Women Who Shout at the Stars.
Reviewed by Laurie Fyffe
June 23, 2014 Monday at 8:33 am
Women Who Shout at the Stars written and performed by Carolyn Heatherington, directed by Kathryn Mackay, dramaturgy by Judith Thompson.
Heatherington’s reminiscences are a not to be missed emersion in the distance past of the 1930s. The characters of her mother Gwen and childhood nannie Edie float across a landscape ravaged by war and lost loves in which the lovely and vulnerable Heatherington was as often her mother’s savior as her child. Sensitively written by Heatherington, the play allows a daughter to speak for her mother, and make peace with her, while never becoming sentimental. Shaped by bold choices these are women who courageously embrace the consequences of those choices. Heatherington’s performance is by turns gentle, then swift and sharp, but always imbued with humour, and the portraits are unforgettable. – Snapshot on the Fringe by Laurie Fyffe
Plays at the Leonard Beaulne Studio.