The new electrifying version of Seeds, as directed by Chris Abraham and received in Toronto with rave reviews, was presented at the Festival TransAmériques. The shows, at Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui, were warmly received.
Seeds goes behind-the-scene to reveal unknown aspects of the four-year trial that pitted a Saskatchewan farmer against multinational biotech Monsanto all the way to the Supreme Court. The legal battle was much more complex than the David against Goliath fight it seemed to be.
Who should relate to biotechnology? Anyone who eats… As a matter of fact, the future of mankind, of life as we know it, may be at play on our plate right now.
“Everything works – the actors and their multiple character, Abraham’s complex staging.” Paula Citron, paulacitron.ca, 29 février 2012
“Soutar has done such a good job sowing the seeds of doubt that you wonder if this is nothing more than passionate rhetoric. Her play gives us plenty to think about, but leaves us to make up our own minds…”
Martin Morrow, The Globe and Mail, 23 février 2012
” (… ) one of the most impressive docu-dramas I’ve seen.”
Robert Cushman, National Post, February 25th, 2012
Comments translated from the message of a French-speaking audience member:
“(…) I really appreciated the deep respect that emerges from this monumental work. The strenght of the nuances that are put everywhere, in the text, in the voices, the bodies and the images. The documentary theatre that I’m discovering now seems to be a MOST stimulating form. (…)”