“Wonderful and vivid … you will swear you have seen live horses and rivers in flood and barns on fire as well as the strangest and most heartbreaking family …” Michael Ondaatje
- adaptation by Michele Smith and Dean Gilmour
- based on William Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying
In collaboration with the Company
A Theatre Smith-Gilmour production (Toronto)
This Southern Gothic chronicles a family's odyssey to bury their matriarch. The Bundrens must do battle with floods, fire and their private demons as calamity and chaos haunt their 40-mile funeral procession across Mississippi. Touching and darkly humorous, it's proof that the power of humanity to create good is undiminished. This vibrantly theatrical adaptation of one of the finest 20th century novels features multiple narrators on a bare stage, a supremely versatile cast, and powerful movement-based physical theatre devised by Canada’s masters of the genre, Theatre Smith-Gilmour.
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Canada’s Theatre Smith-Gilmour has been entertaining and challenging audiences worldwide for 32 years.