(photo credit: GCTC/Andrew Alexander)
A Howling Good Timeby Jim Murchison
the family dynamic explodes and all the resentment and anger crackle out like a floral bombshell at a fireworks display
Sam is played with restrained pragmatism by Peter Froelich while his wife Vera played by Nancy Beatty is filled with wanderlust for all the unexploited adventure that escaped her while she was being the responsible wife and mother. Matthew Edison is Tom, the salesman for the condo unit and plays him with a direct and affable manner that makes him likeable, but as with any pitchman you have to be aware that there may be an angle being played.
The belief that director Peter Pasyk has placed in the writer and cast allows for a well balanced story to unfold naturally. The casts’ timing and nuance serve a wonderfully crafted story and give it a buoyancy that lets it soar as it should. This is a wonderful piece of theatre that should be produced often and for some time to come. The comic spin and optimistic outlook that it is never too late, make a story that deeply delves into the complicated family dynamic and questions of life and death a tremendously fun evening where 90 minutes seems like half an hour.
Like Wolves runs until June 23