Audiences Blown Away by Fefu

What would playwright Maria Irene Fornes say about Sarasvàti’s production of her masterpiece, Fefu and Her Friends? Would she be blown away by the majestic Ralph Connor House and the sense of realism and authenticity that it gave to her play? Would she be impressed by the diverse cast of local women who brought their own, eccentric interpretations to her characters? And would she find humour and wonder in the unexpected—thunderstorms, rain, and excruciating heat. We think that Ms. Fornes would be pretty amazed by the Sarasvàti rendition of Fefu and Her Friends, and from our conversations with dozens of audience members, so are Winnipeggers:

“The show last night was incredible! Thank you! I am still thinking about it today. . . The whole cast was terrific but Emma, Fefu, and of course Julia were amazing. And what a venue! . . . My friends were blown away. This is the first ‘serious’ show I’ve taken them to and they are hooked!” – Patty Hawkins

Fefu and Her Friends was like nothing I’ve ever seen. Highly recommended.”— Ksenia Broda-Milllan

“This was an amazing play. I went with my friends and it left me thinking for a long time. Congratulation to all involved I thank the director, Hope whom is amazing, and all involved in the play great job !!!!”— Francesca Cotroneo

“It was a phenomenal performance”— Pamela Hadder

“My daughter and I attended Friday night’s performance of Fefu and her Friends. We enjoyed it immensely. The writing, the setting of Ralph Connor House, the acting, the costuming—everything. Congratulations to Hope McIntyre for giving us the pleasure of seeing this very impressive performance. Sarasvati has two new fans. Maria Irene Fornes has two new fans also.”— Gail Halldorson

Thank you so much to everyone who took part in making Fefu and Her Friends such a wonderful success. It’s productions like this that make us realize the demand in Winnipeg for theatre that challenges, provokes and questions the status quo. If you saw Fefu and Her Friends but have yet to leave a comment on our Facebook page, Twitter Feed or blog, please do so as your feedback is integral to future Sarasvàti Productions.

Fefu FOH (1)Esdale thanks (1)Fefu enjoying a delicious delight from our catering sponsor, Double D's Cheescake


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