What a Young Wife Ought to
Moscovitch's signature pairing of the ugly and the comedic is at its best blend to date.
Young Wife's comedy is clear though not always comfortable – we are often laughing
at the very things that make our stomachs turn.
– GLOBE & MAIL
Ladies, Gentlemen NEED TO SEE THIS PLAY because it shows where we were, the developments that we made and where we need to go now.
– BROADWAY WORLD
With its focus on pregnancy and childbirth, is SHOCKING and necessary.
– TORONTO STAR
Candid and intelligent.
It's 1920s working-class Ottawa, and young wife and mother Sophie is the host of the evening. We know her deceased sister
will speak to her.
We know her stable-boy husband makes very little money.
We know that Sophie
does not want more children.
What A YOUNG WIFE OUGHT TO KNOW
Anna Sudac, Performer.Anna has been a featured backup singer in Georgette Fry’s Etta James Show, and Spencer Evans’s recent tribute to Ray Charles, Fats Domino and Jerry Lee Lewis. She performed the songs of Shania Twain aboard the Island Star earlier in the fall of 2016, and has appeared in the Kick and Push and Storefront Festivals as well as the Toronto Fringe Festival.
Jesse MacMillan,Performer.Jesseacted in Judith Thompson’s play Hothousefor Theatre Kingston, and designed sound and composed music for five plays over the past two years. Most recently, Jesse appeared as Johnny Cash in the Thousand Islands Playhouse’s production of Million Dollar Quartet. Anna and Jesse co-produced and acted in LIVE in Kingston, a Kingston-filled romantic comedy/multi-venue concert film by local filmmaker Jay Middaugh, which premiered in early 2017 at the Kingston Canadian Film Festival.
AlexandraMontagnese,Performer.A Toronto-based actor, puppeteer, and theatre creator, Alexandra was most recently seen in her solo show Public Mischief,the hit of the 2018 Kingston Fringe. She is a founding member of the Arts Collective LaPlante in Montreal, a founding member of Jot & Tittle Puppetry Collective, (whose production My Silly Yum!won the Kingston Storefront Festival Pick of the Fest in 2016). Alexandra has acted, and preformed puppetry and mask in numerous indoor and outdoor settings including SummerWorks, Kick & Push, Rhubarb, and Fringe Festivals across Canada. Companies with whom she has worked include Infinitheatre, Shadowland, Young People’s Theatre, Thousand Islands Playhouse, and Theatre Direct.
Rosemary Doyle, Director. The newly appointed Artistic Producer of Theatre Kingston returns to Kingston after an almost 30-year theatrical voyage. A graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC, she has performed at Shaw, Mirvish, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Kingston Summer Festival, Domino, Theatre 5, KST, and is the Founding Artistic Director of the Red Sandcastle Theatre, the first independent storefront Theatre in Toronto’s East End, which inspired the “Storefront Movement” that saw the creation of such theatres as “The Storefront Theatre” “Coalmine” and “The Attic”. Rosemary’s directing highlights include David Ives All in the Timing, David Hare’s Amy’s View,and Shirley Barrie’s last production, Queen Marie.