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Smother

Smother

 
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There isn’t one star in Smother, there are four. All actors shine, but they all work well together. Their trust, confidence and respect for one another are infectious. They might be a “small” four cylinder engine, but they produce more horsepower than a Ferrari!
— George Perry (Mooney on Theatre)
 

Smother is a story about a villager named Mitri who longs for a family of his own; but instead is burdened with his old miserable mother. After his father’s death during his birth, Mitri’s mother must reconcile a mountain of debts, and frequently reminds her son of this great sacrifice she was forced to make. Mitri is torn between the desire to start a family of his own and his obligation to care for his mother. Then one day, much to the disappointment of his mother, Mitri falls in love.

Smother

written and directed by OMAR HADY

musical direction by BOB WISEMAN

lighting design by BRYAN BATTY
dramaturge MICHAEL ORLANDO
stage management by CHRISTOPHER WHITLOCK

featuring
ALEXANDRA BACYNSKYJ, RORY DE BROUWER,
AARON ROTHERMUND and LEA RUSSELL


Production History

  • World premiere at Unit 102 Theatre. Toronto, ON. (2012)
  • High School Tour. Greater Toronto Area, ON (2013)
 

Press Quotes (These people liked it...)

The actors are multi-talented, bursting into song one minute, and in full acrobatics the next…The play leaves you feeling shaken up, in the best way possible.
— Mickal Aranha (Gleaner Community Press)