Mother's Sickbed Is Focal Point of The Patient Hour, Opening in Toronto Feb. 25

News   Mother's Sickbed Is Focal Point of The Patient Hour, Opening in Toronto Feb. 25
Tarragon Theatre, Toronto's home for contemporary drama, opens the world premiere of The Patient Hour, Kristen Thomson's play about a family reuniting over a mother's sickbed, Feb. 25 after previews from Feb. 17.

Performances play to March 29. Director Chris Abraham's cast in the Tarragon Extra Space includes Patricia Fagan, Liisa Repo-Martell, Waneta Storms and Todd Thomson.

Playwright Thomson penned and performed Tarragon's popular I, Claudia.


According to Tarragon notes, "Charles (Todd Thomson) is holding a vigil in a lonely hospital room. He has been called to the bedside of his mother, numbed by a stroke and lost to the conscious world. To his surprise, Laura (Waneta Storms), his troubled older sister arrives. Together with the nurse (Liisa Repo-Martell) and a mysterious young female patient (Patricia Fagan), they wait to see whether their mother will return to the world of the living or step over to the other side."

The new play "promises to be a moving journey of discovery — contemplating the weight of loneliness, the power of reunion, and the unfathomable mystery of each person's inner world." Abraham is artistic director of Crows Theatre and director of Tarragon's original, remount and touring productions (and film) of I, Claudia. The design team is Julie Fox (sets and costumes), Rebecca Picherack (lights) and Mike Ross (sound). Jessica Severin is the stage manager.

Tickets for The Patient Hour are available online

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