Tarragon Theatre


AWARDS: won BEST PRODUCTION at Toronto Critics Awards and 3 Dora Award nominations including BEST DIRECTION.

“Is it ethical to have a child when you‘re a car driving, plastic bag using, aerosol spraying avocado importing person?”

What if they grow up and hate you? A bare stage, a man, a woman, a conversation, and infinite possibility. British Playwright Duncan Macmillan gives us a no-holds-barred look at a lifetime of love.

Duncan Macmillan is an award-winning British writer and director whose work has been produced in the UK and abroad to critical acclaim. Director Weyni Mengesha was named Best Director at the 2012 Toronto Theatre Critics’ Awards for her work on Tarragon’s The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs.

One of the hottest directors in town — Weyni Mengesha — at the helm. Is there anything this young woman can’t direct?
Her handling and choreography of this show are simply immacu-late. The pace and pitch are perfection.
— The Toronto Star
Mengesha’s latest is distinct in style and imagination...the pacing and tone is perfectly pitched throughout. Indeed, the play is so well-directed, you won’t even think it has been directed. Maybe that’s why Mengesha isn’t running everything yet; she lets other artists bask in the light she shines on a work.
— Globe and Mail
In the hands of director Weyni Mengesha and the actors, the thorny discussion makes for thrilling theatre.
— Now Magazine
...She gets immaculate, razor-sharp performances from her two actors...I was in tears. In part, though, they were tears of joy: delight in a play and production that got so much right.
— The National Post