Liberty at any cost – hardened life choices in Toronto Irish Players’ Big Maggie

Only three more performances of Big Maggie:  Thu – Sat of this week on the Main Stage of Alumnae Theatre.  Closes Saturday March 8, then Alumnae Theatre Company’s New Ideas Festival begins March 12 in the Studio!

life with more cowbell

bigmaggie1Saw another marvelous Toronto Irish Players (TIP) production yesterday afternoon – this time, John B. Keane’s Big Maggie, directed by Harvey Levkoe, on now at Alumnae Theatre.

Big Maggie is set in 1960s rural Ireland, where recently widowed Maggie Polpin (Janice Hansen) is delighted at her newfound freedom from a philandering lout of a husband – and doesn’t care who knows it. Her four young adult children, each in various stages of grief, are disappointed when mum takes control of the family farm and general store, not receiving their expected share of the business – and are forced into choosing her way or the highway. For Maggie, her singular goal is to live free and secure, with no one to answer to or for but herself. And she is not above making some ruthless, calculated choices to get there.

Levkoe has a fine cast for Big Maggie, with…

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