Conversion

A world premiere

Infinithéâtre dishes up this brave new work offering a front seat at the table to witness a family on a collision course taut with dark humour

 

Infinithéâtre presents

 

Conversion

 

Written by Alyson Grant, Directed by Guy Sprung

With: Diana Fajrajsl, Timothy Hine, Mike Payette and Denise Watt

 

Playing until Sunday, February 25 at Espace Knox in NDG

 

 

I had the pleasure of attending opening night and quite frankly, I was blown away. The total package is a real find. Credit the author, the directors, and the four talented actors who deliver full tilt every second of the 90 minute production. The topics covered during this darkly funny play include Islamophobia; Anti-Semitism; Racism, and Sexism. All this happening over several glasses of wine while dinner is in the oven.

Mary, played by Diana Fajrajsl, is already half in the bag when she and her husband, Joseph, played by Timothy Hine, arrive for this family dinner. Abi, played by Denise Watt, and her husband, Al played by Mike Payette are already in a precarious position in their marriage while not really looking forward to a visit from the never humble and always opinionated, Mary.

What follows is a script beautifully written by Alyson Grant that will test your emotions as you get into the psyche of each character. Kudos as well to Guy Sprung on directing this play, which I predict has a great future ahead of it.

 

How appropriate that a play titled Conversion would premier in a new, multidisciplinary professional artist-run space housed in the converted sanctuary of a former church.

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