Capital Critics' Circle
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Reviewing Theatre in Canada's Capital Region
La critique théâtrale de la région Ottawa-Gatineau

GCTC’s Production of You Are Happy Grapples With Modern Relationships

Reviewed by on    Theatre in Ottawa and the region  

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We live in a confusing world, a loud word full of what ifs and shoulds. You Are Happy, the Great Canadian Theatre Company’s season opener, criticizes one of those – the pre-conceived notion of love and being part of a couple. Written by Rébecca Déraspe, translated by Leanna Brodie and directed by Adrienne Wong, the play by no means takes a condescending stance. While satirizing modern relationships with an average turnaround time of two years, at its heart always remains our human need for connection and love.  (Continue reading » )