Liars at a Funeral (Preview)
Event Date: Wednesday Jun. 24th, 2020
Event Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Host: Blyth Festival
Sophia Fabiilli was one of the inaugural recipients of the Nell Stuart Opening Doors Award. An emergent playwright, Fabiilli has a brilliant flare for dialogue and a sparkling sense of comedy. This will be the biggest production of her career to date.
Liars at a Funeral is the hilarious story of a grandmother named Mavis whose family is rife with rivalries, estrangements, divorces, regrets, long held grudges, and secret love affairs...you know, like every family...only Mavis has had enough. In a masterfully absurd plan concocted with the help of her granddaughter DeeDee and a well meaning young funeral director, Mavis fakes her own death in order to get her whole wild and woolly family into one building to hash it all out, once and for all.
Full of classic farce gags (who is in the casket? who is in the closet? who is in the kitchen?) the play builds to a hysterically funny pitch, and ends with an unexpected revelation, bringing the family together again...well sort of.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
Cost: $15 Youth $20 Adult
Location: Blyth Memorial Community Hall , 431 Queen St, Blyth, ON N0M 1H0
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