The House of Yes

“We are living in the house of Yes, where privilege holds us captive.” Wendy MacLeod’s cult play is a succulent slapstick tragedy for our time, perfectly attuned to the rollicking rapaciousness of Trump’s America. Meet the Pascal family, dizzily ensconced in the isolation of their wealth. It’s Thanksgiving, mid-hurricane. Son Marty brings home his waitress fiancée, Lesley, to “meet the folks.” Jackie-O, Marty’s cheerfully unhinged twin sister, a human hurricane, is determined to foil Marty’s plan to jilt her.
Produced with The 28th Minute.

Rating: 9.1. From 8 votes.
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“We are living in the house of Yes, where privilege holds us captive.” Wendy MacLeod’s cult play is a succulent slapstick tragedy for our time, perfectly attuned to the rollicking rapaciousness of Trump’s America. Meet the Pascal family, dizzily ensconced in the isolation of their wealth. It’s Thanksgiving, mid-hurricane. Son Marty brings home his waitress fiancée, Lesley, to “meet the folks.” Jackie-O, Marty’s cheerfully unhinged twin sister, a human hurricane, is determined to foil Marty’s plan to jilt her.
Produced with The 28th Minute.

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Winnipeg, MB

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What astounding good fortune I had to see this play! The ever-instinctively brilliant George Toles directs a cast who are deeply alive in their characters’ skins. There are no holds barred here in hilarity or heart-break and as an audience member one can’t help but gasp breathlessly alongside these compelling characters as every choice threatens to suffocate them. Thomas Toles’ as Marty, brought me to tears with his stripped down plunge into the depths he so jubilantly believed to have escaped from. I have no doubt that playwright Wendy Macleod would feel her play had met it’s perfect match in… Read more »
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