Mustard is an award-winning black comedy by Toronto playwright Kat Sandler.
Mustard still lives under teenage Thai’s bed, while her recently-separated mother looks for solace at the bottom of a wine glass.
Mustard is a twisted fairy tale about an imaginary friend’s quest to stay in our world; a whimsical story about growing up, losing innocence, and our unrelenting quest for love.
Sunday, March 10 at 4:00pm
at The Haviland Club
“The delight of Sandler’s work comes from both her fanciful scenarios and her playfulness with language, and both of these are present in abundance.”
—Ilana Lucas, Mooney on Theatre
“Kat Sandler writes such incongruous, funny dialogue.”
—Lynn Slotkin, The Slotkin Letter
“Wholly embracing and unique . . . a witty and touching “our town” turn like none you’ve ever had the pleasure to witness before.”
“[Mustard] strikes a brilliant balance of whimsy and trauma-informed comedy . . . doesn’t provide any tidy resolutions or easy answers about love, family, and the lies we tell ourselves about loneliness, feeling needed, and the reality of growing up. Mustard is wonderful and weird, and it signals a powerful and welcome new voice in contemporary theatre.”
—Andrea Warner, The Georgia Straight
(5 out of 5 stars) “Emotionally complex, witty and well-paced magic—literally and figuratively.”
by Kat Sandler
Directed by Mark Fraser
Stage Manager: Ainsley Kendrick
Mustard - Donnie Macphee
Sadie - Rosie Shaw
Thai - Becca Griffin
Jay - Fraser McCallum
Leslie - Melissa Kramer
Bug - Adam Brazier
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