Dates: July 27th – August 15th, 2021
Venue: Here For Now Festival, Bruce Hotel Lawns, Stratford, Ontario
Director: Fiona Mongillo
Artistic Associate: Jonathan Goad
Artistic Consultant: Terre Chartrand
Cast: Heather Annis, Ellen Denny, Siobhan O’Malley, and Aubree Erickson
Inspired by four haunting characters from four iconic Alice Munro stories, Post Alice written by Taylor Marie Graham is a stunning new contemporary play which asks the question: what really happened to Mistie Murray? And what happens to all our missing girls? Come sit around the fire with four bright and hilarious Huron County women as ghost stories emerge, songs fill the air, family secrets are revealed, and mysteries unravel into those wonderful contradictions which live inside us all.
“Taylor Marie Graham has written an arresting and funny play about women and their friendships, coping with a troubled past and supporting each other” – Lynn Slotkin, The Slotkin Letter (Read Full Review)
“ – Taylor Marie Graham’s new play Post Alice, now receiving its world premiere at Here For Now Theatre’s 2021 New Works Festival, is one of the most exciting new Canadian plays I’ve seen for some time. Graham begins with an unusual premise and then develops it in unanticipated ways all the while punctuating the action with a variety of theatrical techniques one would not expect in an hour-long play. The result is a lyric, Chekhovian meditation on the loss of the past and the loss of the people we once thought we were . . . What is so masterful about Graham’s play is how in only an hour she uses the simple reunion of four friends to open up a contemplation of enormous themes . . . This is a profound, beautifully crafted play. I hope it has a long life after the Festival.” Christopher Hoile, Stage Door Reviews (Read Full Review).
“Powerful, powerful, and courageous . . . ‘Post Alice’ is one of those plays that needs to be discussed later to see how others responded to such fine work. Outstanding and true ensemble work.” – Joe Szekeres, OnStage Blog (Read Full Review)
“In her play Post Alice Graham takes four characters from four Munro stories and puts them around a campfire for one night. They reckon with their pasts, each other and one of the biggest mysteries in Southwestern Ontario’s history – what happened to Mistie Murray, a 16-year-old Goderich girl who disappeared in May 1995″ – Terry Pender, Waterloo Record (Read Full Article)