REVIEW: In the Wake of Wettlaufer a “brilliant and timely play”

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Portraying raw emotion on stage is difficult. But it’s even tougher to watch, writes Liz Dadson, in her review of In the Wake of Wettlaufer, posted on the Kincardine Record‘s website.

However, the Blyth Festival has not only produced a brilliant and timely play, it has done so with finesse and incredible sensitivity, she wrote.

Such is the world premiere of In the Wake of Wettlaufer, written by Blyth’s artistic director Gil Garratt and Kelly McIntosh, which opened Friday night.

The show begins with a typical family concern: who’s going to look after dad now that mom is gone? Who will be the power of attorney? Where will he live? And so on.

Please read the full review on the Kincardine Record website.

Photo: Blyth Festival’s In the Wake of Wettlaufer, co-written by Kelly McIntosh and Gil Garratt, runs until Sept. 6. Robert King plays Frank and Rachel Jones plays his daughter, Lynn. Creative team is: Gil Garratt, director and set designer; Rebecca Picherack, lighting designer; Lyon Smith, sound designer; and Gemma James-Smith, costume designer. Stage management by Christine Oakey and Daniel Oulton. Photo credit: Terry Manzo.