Theatre and Performance presents Mustard

Friday, March 25, 2022 7:30 pm - Sunday, March 27, 2022 7:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00) Saturday, March 26, 2022 7:30 pm - Monday, March 28, 2022 7:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Mustard is a comic-tragic play, that can be silly at times, but it is also about a lot of very serious and scary things, including divorce, alcoholism, suicide, mental health, teen pregnancy and growing up, which can be violent, tragic, funny, and magical all at once. At its core Mustard is a play about love: we are watching real people deal with real problems with real stakes, trying to find ways to love and be loved, and some of those people just happen to be magical.

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Written by award-winning Canadian playwright, Kat Sandler. We meet a mother and daughter on the verge of total breakdown. The other member of the household is the daughter's imaginary friend she’s had forever. We also meet a boyfriend, and a couple of other wildly extraordinary folk who arrive with a crucial job to do. It is an action - packed three days! Mustard is filled with outrageous, gorgeous, wonder - and this isa golden commodity that can take practice to hold on to as we get older.

As the program’s first ever hybrid production (live and livestreamed), Mustard aims to connect our communities in times of uncertainty through the medium of live theatrical performance. There will be both a digital and physical dramaturgy Hub and Engagement Space within the Theatre of the Arts. These spaces aim to provide context to our audience’s experience of the play and production, from research sources and themes of the work to the creative vision of the artistic team. Don’t miss this important aspect of Mustard.

While Mustard is a comedy at its core, it does deal with serious issues that may be difficult for some viewers including mention of suicide, teen pregnancy, and alcoholism. There is also use of strong and mature language. It is recommended for students grades 9 and up.