Eric Peterson (photo by Maxime Coté)Food for Thought
by Jim Murchison
When the play is launched we get to see an ad for Monsanto about how genetic engineering improves the lives of Canadians and we meet the characters. There are lots of interesting characters in this modern David and Goliath story and they are well played.
There are people that talk about why they liked a book better than a play or a film better than a book, which I think is silly. Obviously the medium you use lends itself to different strengths and different techniques are used to effectively relay a story or a point of view. This may not make a lot of sense to anyone, but to me this felt like a film trying to be a play.
Running Time: approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes with one intermission.