Fledgling Winnipeg theatre group Suite 48 explores gender/sexual identity issues and sexual violence in this 45-minute drama. While the topics tackled are serious, the cast of six 20-something actors uses a deft touch to balance the solemnity of the material with humour, using simple props and interesting structure to create a pleasing and informative work.
Lecturing a theatre audience is rarely effective and this group manages to convey its serious message with tentative grace. There are some rough spots in this short time frame, as they have fallen into using their own stereotypes for dramatic shorthand — a mother represented in an apron, folding laundry, leaves them on decidedly shaky ground. But in the end, Where This Passion Lies is an engaging work and Suite 48 has a bright future ahead making entertaining and enlightening theatre.
— Barb Stewart