Here For Now Theatre, Stratford Ontario
An unexpected meeting at an airport leads to an intense, passionate, head-over-heels relationship. Before long they begin to settle down, buy a house, juggle careers, have kids – theirs is an ordinary family.
But then their world starts to unravel and things take a disturbing turn.
Note: Girls & Boys is intended for a mature audience and contains graphic descriptions of violence.
★★★★★ “One of the most emotionally and intellectually gripping plays I’ve seen all year…I am not exaggerating when I say that no show now playing anywhere in Stratford displays acting of such depth of understanding.” Stage-Door
“Solo writing at its best, and it’s all the better in the capable hands of Mongillo and Atkinson… Spare, unpretentious, and superbly conceived — Girls & Boys at Here for Now simply shines.” Intermission Magazine
“Astonishing in every single way… Director Lucy Jane Atkinson is a master of the nuance and subtlety of the piece. There is not one second of showy direction, just the careful, quiet, attention to the detail in the words.” Lynn Slotkin
“A riveting and gut-wrenching performance” Chicago Tribune
Written by Dennis Kelly
Starring Fiona Mongillo
Stage Manager – Emma Marcy
Lighting and Sound Designer – Stephen Degenstein
Costume and Set Designer – Bonnie Deakin