TOM AT THE FARM
April 11 - May 10

“IT’S TAUT, IT’S TENSE, IT’S TERRIFYING – AND IT’S TERRIFIC”

— Positive Lite

When Tom travels to the country for his lover’s funeral, he is seduced into a family’s savage game of desire, secrets, and fantasy.

Unable to reveal his true relationship with the deceased Tom is caught between comforting his lover’s distraught mother and appeasing his violent brother. In their grief and frustration, Tom discovers an elaborately woven fantasy life created to cope with the darkness of their family history. As he is drawn deeper into their dysfunctional torment, the lines between truth and fiction become indistinguishable and lust and brutality merge.

The play has been presented in the original French in both Quebec and France, and was recently adapted for the screen by award-winning Quebecois director Xavier Dolan.

image of Jeff Lillico by Tanja-Tiziana.

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre presents

TOM AT THE FARM

by MICHEL MARC BOUCHARD
translation by LINDA GABORIAU
directed by EDA HOLMES
starring ROSEMARY DUNSMORE, CHRISTINE HORNE, JEFF IRVING, & JEFF LILLICO 
set design CAMELLIA KOO
costume design MICHAEL GIANFRANCESCO
lighting design REBECCA PICHERACK
sound design JOHN GZOWSKI

 

★★★ 1/2 (OUT OF 4) “GRIPPING”

-TORONTO STAR (READ ARTICLE)

★★★★ (OUT OF 5) “INCENDIARY… PITCH PERFECT”

-MY GAY TORONTO (READ ARTICLE)

“ROSEMARY DUNSMORE GIVES A POWERFUL PERFORMANCE”

-LYNN SLOTKIN (READ ARTICLE)

★★★1/2 (OUT OF 4) “FASCINATING… DARKLY FUNNY”

-GLOBE & MAIL (READ ARTICLE)

★★★★ (OUT OF 5) “RIVETING”

-TORONTOIST (READ ARTICLE)

“IT’S TAUT, IT’S TENSE, IT’S TERRIFYING – AND IT’S TERRIFIC”

-POSITIVE LITE (READ ARTICLE)