This political comedy was first produced in the winter of 2015 in Hudson Village Theatre as a rehearsed play-reading, but was an instant hit! Elliot began writing the first act of the play ten years ago, but returned to the script after the attacks on Parliament Hill and the rhetoric triggered around terror and fear. As these themes have continued to echo throughout the longest campaign in Canadian living history, the play represents satire at its best as it unpacks and exercises the bad behaviour and bile built up as candidates fight for votes.
Elliot, along with the brilliant acting talents of Karen Cromar and Glen Bowser, will also be performing some specially composed songs throughout show, providing live musical accompaniment as well.
The show will premiere on Friday, October 16th at 8 p.m. with encore performances on Saturday, October 17th at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets can be reserved by calling Grove Hall at 514-791-5100 or through online box office at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2260193. More information is available online at www.grovehall.ca and at www.lorne-elliott.com.
Shared by Sarah Rennie
On the eve of the upcoming federal election, Grove Hall is staging a comedy about political power entitled Mom Runs Amok by playwright and comedian Lorne Elliott. The production was recently short-listed by the Playwrights Guild of Canada for the 2015 Tom Henry Award.