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The Frenzy of Queen Maeve
A love triangle set in ’70s Belfast between a lovely young Irish woman and the two men she loves — one a rich, Cambridge-bound Englishman, one an idealistic young member of the IRA. Given the time and the circumstances of the story, it’s no great surprise tragedy is written on the wall for all three. Saskatoon’s Jackie Block, Chris Hapke and Nathan Howe deliver sterling performances as the young lovers, with Block riveting as the young woman torn in two directions. The chemistry among the trio is fantastic and even their accents, so often a stumbling block, are adequately on target. A heartbreaking story made all the more affecting through the humour and heart of its words by playwright Anthony MacMahon. The Frenzy of Queen Maeve is a top-notch work taken to great heights by its talented stars.
— Barb Stewart
From the Fringe program:
A new, award-winning dark comedy set in Northern Ireland in the 1970s during "The Troubles". A young Irish woman falls in love with an IRA operative and the son of an English landowner and must decide what is more important: her country or her safety.
Director: Josh Ramsden
Cast: Jackie Block, Chris Hapke, Nathan Howe
This play has made waves at new play festivals across the country. It has participated in the Saskatchewan Playwright's Association spring festival, Toronto Summerworks Festival, and won the OLT One Act Playwriting competition.
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 90 mins.
Discount Tickets: $8 for Students
Warnings: Subject Matter, Language
Updated on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 3:09 PM CDT: