Working Spark Theatre

Critics and Audiences Love Ghosts in Baghdad

The reviews are in, and critics and audiences alike love Ghosts in Baghdad:

“An ambitious new drama by Vancouver playwright Michelle Deines who has created a ghost story where all four characters are haunted by myths, memories, and and real life monsters including Saddam’s regime and the chaos created by their American liberators. She’s also asking big questions in her small theatre and it’s exciting to see her asking those big questions in a fleshed out full length play.”
– Mark Leiren-Young @ The Vancouver Sun

“Deines weaves an intricate tale of intrigue and suspense, and blends in with a heart-breaking sense of humanity and desperation.  Director John Murphy does a stellar job of directing his A-list cast, who all shine in their own right.” – The Vancouverist

“Sarah May Redmond is incandescent:  she full inhabits her part and provides Ghosts in Baghdad with its vivid centre.” – Alex Varity @ The Georgia Straight

“Alec Willows shines.”  – Larry Ghini @ Vancouverscape

“This is a fine production.  Compelling material. ” – Jo Ledingham

Show runs till Sunday, April 6 (last show is a matinee at 2pm).  Click here to purchase tickets.

Khalil (Alec Willows) teaches Noor (Gili Roskies) about the myth of Ninurta and the Anzu bird.

Khalil (Alec Willows) teaches Noor (Gili Roskies) about the myth of Ninurta and the Anzu bird.

 

Khalil (Alec Willows) inside the Iraq Museum.

Khalil (Alec Willows) inside the Iraq Museum.

 

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