Seeds, Annabel Soutar’s play directed by Chris Abraham, was acclaimed by sold-out crowds at the Centaur Theatre. The English and the French versions are presented on tour in 2014-2015. It is Porte Parole’s first North American tour.
Preview and excerpts of the play: vimeo.com/porteparole
Reviews: Seeds‘ PressKit 2013-2014
Photos: 2012: Crow’s Theatre, Toronto; Photos: Guntar Kravis. Théâtre La Licorne, Montréal; Photos: Maxime Côté. 2013: Centaur Theatre; Photos: Maxime Côté.
Dates and places
October 29th – November 24th, 2013: Montreal, Centaur Theatre
January 15th – 18th, 2014: Calgary, Theatre Junction GRAND
January 22th-26th: Vancouver, Frederic Wood Theatre (UBC-PuSh Festival)
March 26th – April 12th, 2014: Ottawa, National Arts Center, English Theatre
Grains (Seeds‘ French version) in Quebec: Avril 15th – May 2nd, 2014:
Ste-Geneviève, Salle Pauline-Julien; Montréal, Théâtre Outremont; St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Théâtre des Deux Rives: Montreal, Maison de la culture Frontenac
“If you see nothing else this year, you will be able to say, I have seen a work of genius on stage in a Montreal theatre.” Anna Fuerstenberg, Roverarts.com
“Seeds asks all the right questions, and lets the audience decide. This is an important story, told well. See it.” Bloody Underrated
“Actor Eric Peterson, born and raised in Saskatchewan, doesn’t just play the part of Schmeiser, he lives it, nailing the vocal nuances and gestures of rural-prairie-speak perfectly.” Pat Donnelly, The Gazette
“Seeds is a perceptive work of theatre that not only adds to the debate over multinational control, but could serve as a valuable contribution to public policy.” Alan Hustak, The Métropolitain
Seeds is a dramatic re-enactment of the 4-year legal battle between Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser and one of the biggest biotech corporations, Monsanto Inc. While debates about GMOs are multiplying everywhere, life-changing experiments are being conducted in the food we eat…
“Seeds is a reminder to think about where our food comes from.” Nanette Soucy, The Charlebois Post.
“At least someone is paying some attention to agricultural issues.” Pat Donnelly, The Gazette
“(…) there is no clear right or wrong in Seeds —just increasing, unresolvable complexity.” Patrick Kennedy, The Montreal Review
“(…) Soutar’s script – along with Abraham’s direction and a crackerjack cast – succeed in making one think this is the only possible way the story could ever be distilled into digestible form.” Joel Fishbane, The Charlebois Post
“Thankfully, it is a world that Soutar, a talented chameleon-like ensemble cast, and ingenious director Chris Abraham bring us into with both urgency and humour. What is unsettling is that that world is also our world.” Chris Masson, litlive.ca
“Thoroughly entertaining from beginning to end, Seeds is a tour de force, deftly marshalling the singular powers of the theatre in the service of a crucial and timely civic debate. This is a form of theatre that Canada desperately needs.” Shawn Kast, Roverarts.com
Cary Lawrence as Trish Jordan & Christine Beaulieu as The Playwright in Seeds