A Blow in the Face

Written by Lisa Ryder, Directed by Monica Dottor
Produced by Bald Ego Theatre in association with Nightwood Theatre
March 26-April 14, 2019 at The Theatre Centre

Alice’s life is perfect. She has a wonderful husband and a gorgeous new baby.  The only thing is: her husband has left on a work trip and the baby is colicky. Alice cannot sleep.  Into her chaotic world arrive two fantastical creatures who take an unnatural interest in her child. In a play described as Rosemary’s Baby meets Fight Club, playwright Lisa Ryder explores the taboo subject of postpartum depression and the extreme places the mind can go. A Blow in the Face is a searing and irreverent take on a subject to which every parent will relate.

“It’s funny, it’s incisive, it’s smart as hell. It’s also utterly original and thoroughly theatrical.”
– Michael Healey, acclaimed Canadian playwright


Photo of Lisa Ryder and Monica Dottor by Brooke Wedlock

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