Reviewed by Paula Citron
The Cure For Everything
Theatre Passe Muraille
Written and performed by Maja Ardal
Directed by Mary Francis Moore
Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace
Nov. 10 to Dec. 4, 2010
Maja Ardal’s The Cure For Everything is the sequel to her brilliant one-woman show You Fancy Yourself. This new play is just as funny and poignant as the first one.
In You Fancy Yourself, we met the Edinburgh schoolgirl Elsa and her rocky road to acceptance as a new immigrant from Iceland. It is now 1962, and the Cuban Missile Crisis is dominating the headlines.
Elsa is a teenager with raging hormones. Since her parents think that the world is about to end, Elsa worries about completing the four things she has on her “to do” list – get drunk, lose her virginity, become famous and have a baby.
Ardal is absolutely credible as the teenage Elsa, providing both laugh out loud moments as well as hitting us in the gut. Once again, she does a magnificent job portraying all the fascinating characters in Elsa’s life.
This show is a don’t miss.
The Cure For Everything continues at Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace until Dec. 4.