Last night I had the pleasure of seeing one of the most funny and poignant plays I have seen in. Really long time.
Little Gem is an award-winning play written by Dublin playwright Elaine Murphy.
It has been around for while, but this is its first Toronto run.
It’s a Dublin play, centred around three strong women within a family, Amber, Lorraine and Kay. By the time you leave the theatre you will feel like you know these women, you’ve met them before, you’ve lived through this. They talk of family, relationships, motherhood, work, home, addiction, immigration, and society. However do not let the fact that it’s a female led cast put you off, the men in the audience were laughing just as hard as the females.
The toronto Irish players have beautifully interpreted this play and the three leads Billie Jean, Rebecca and Barbara seem made for their parts.
With so much going on around the city, it’s so easy to overlook community theatre, but get out and support this group…..I’ve been converted and I’ll be keeping an eye out for they’re upcoming shows.
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Let us know if you check it out, Sinéad xx