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Lungs
by Duncan Macmillan
directed by Weyni Mengesha
December 31, 2014 – January 25, 2015
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“Is it ethical to have a child when you’re a car driving, plastic bag using, aerosol spraying avocado importing person?” What if they grow up and hate you? A bare stage, a man, a woman, a conversation, and infinite possibility. British Playwright Duncan Macmillan gives us a no-holds-barred look at a lifetime of love in this four-time Dora nominated production.
Duncan Macmillan is an award-winning British writer and director whose work has been produced in the UK and abroad to critical acclaim. Director Weyni Mengesha was named Best Director at the 2012 Toronto Theatre Critics’ Awards for her work on Tarragon’s The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs.
★★★★ “Exhilarating to watch, requiring a constantly engaged level of performance that is near-Olympian. Both actors rise to (the) challenge… the pacing and tone is perfectly pitched throughout. Indeed, the play is so well-directed, you won’t even think it has been directed.” – The Globe and Mail
★★★★ “A beautifully crafted love story that is not only intensely personal but also poignantly universal… The pace and pitch are perfection… It’s brilliant, Dora-worthy work… Lungs has heart. And it never misses a beat.” – Toronto Star
“A terrific evening: a script crammed with wit and surprise, delivered here by performers whose own lungs, not to mention their hearts and brains, are up to the fearsome demands made upon them… I was in tears.” – National Post
Named one of ‘Toronto’s Top Theatre Productions in 2014‘ by The Globe and Mail, National Post, and NOW Magazine.
Cast and Crew
Writer – Duncan Macmillan
Director – Weyni Mengesha
Actors – Lesley Faulkner , Brendan Gall
Set & Costume Design – Ken MacKenzie
Stage Manager – Lindsay McIntosh
Sound Design – Thomas Ryder Payne
Lighting Design – Kimberly Purtell