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AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, Soulpepper

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The Slotkin Letter – Lynn

“Director Jackie Maxwell’s stunning, meticulous production rises up to the challenge of the play brilliantly. Maxwell is a sensitive director who is not afraid of going for the jugular and the play is full of such moments.

Stage Door – Christopher Hoile

“See August: Osage County not only for its panoply of extraordinary performances but for its prescient exploration of the malaise that afflicts us all today.”

Globe and Mail – Martin Morrow

“Letts’s play still has us gasping and laughing, cringing and empathizing. In his tragicomic Weston clan, we recognize families that we know, or – God forbid – our own.”

NOW Magazine – Glen Sumi

“This is a magnificent showcase for an acting ensemble like Soulpepper’s, and in their characters’ rhythms, jokes and rivalries, the actors feel like a genuine, dysfunctional extended family.”

Toronto Star – Carly Maga

“With this team of Maxwell and one of the tightest ensemble cast’s in recent Soulpepper history, the play burns like a sparkler.”

COME FROM AWAY, Mirvish

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Globe and Mail – J. Kelly Nestruck

“And the new Toronto cast provides a chance for some Canadian performers you may know from ‘supporting’ or ‘featured’ roles to take the lead in this kinetic ensemble production directed by Christopher Ashley.”

Toronto Star – Carly Maga

“This new cast reveals humour as one of the driving forces behind the musical’s identity and message — it builds bonds, it invites, and it makes unimaginable circumstances bearable to start, and eventually joyous.

NOW Magazine – Susan G. Cole

“Christopher Ashley, who won a Tony award for direction, keeps everyone moving non-stop, ingeniously recreating the vibe on a plane, on a careening bus or in a packed bar. If anything, it all moves at almost too much of a breakneck speed.

The Slotkin Letter – Lynn

“It’s a wonderful story told in this glorious musical and yes, in these troubled times, this show is needed. See it and take Kleenex.”

Stage Door Christopher Hoile

“The result is a musical where the acting and singing of the cast and the folk music–inspired playing of the nine onstage musicians combine in the united goal of telling a story in the most effective way possible.”