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Runs from Tuesday March 26 2019 to Sunday April 14 2019

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 20 minutes


The Franco Boni Theatre
1115 Queen Street West
Toronto ON M6J 3P4

Event Notes

× Written by Lisa Ryder

Based on characters created by Selina Martin & Lisa Ryder Directed by Monica Dottor
Produced by Bald Ego Theatre in association with Nightwood Theatre

Alice’s life is perfect. She has a wonderful husband and a gorgeous new baby. The only thing is: her husband has left on a work trip and the baby is colicky. Alice cannot sleep. Into her chaotic world arrive two fantastical creatures who take an unnatural interest in her child. In a play described as Rosemary’s Baby meets Fight Club, playwright Lisa Ryder explores the taboo subject of postpartum depression and the extreme places the mind can go. A Blow in the Face is a searing and irreverent take on a subject to which every parent will relate. “It’s funny, it’s incisive, it’s smart as hell. It’s also utterly original and thoroughly theatrical."- Michael Healey, acclaimed Canadian playwright

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