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Mother Mine

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In this heartfelt family drama, written and performed by a trio of emerging Winnipeg actors, three young women deal with their mother’s death and the tangle of secrets, lies and regrets it uncovers.

The play’s “day of the funeral” setup isn’t exactly original, but strong performances give it insight and emotional warmth. Wren Hookey is the harassed, caretaking oldest sister, Teri-Lynn Friesen is the delusionally “perfect” middle sister, while Hailley Rhoda plays the angry, precocious baby of the family.

While the writing sometimes falters when approaching the big themes of “life, love and loss,” it does well with concrete details, particularly the deft dissection of sibling dynamics.

— Alison Gillmor

From the Fringe program:

Cast: Hailley Rhoda, Teri-Lynn Friesen, Wren Hookey

Family. You love them and you hate them. Three sisters, Kate, Julia and Ivy, are painfully reminded of this fact as they are forced together to deal with the most dreaded family ritual of all, a funeral.

For years, the sisters have successfully avoided facing the effects their mother has had on them, however, on the morning of her funeral they can no longer deny the profound and varying impact she has had on shaping all of their lives.

Audience Classification: Parental Guidance

Length: 75 mins.
Tickets: $10
Door Discount: $8 for Students, Seniors

Warnings: Mild Language

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