Within and outside of Western are plays of all kinds--thought-provoking and emotive, shocking and tantalizing, heartwarming and humorous. No matter the kind, someone from our theatre critic committee will be there in the audience, taking note. Discover some of the best of London’s theatre by staying tuned to our theatre reviews, published here and on our social media. Better yet, join our committee and get some critic practice and publishing experience of your own! Connect with our Theatre Critic Commissioner Shannon Scott (featured to the left) at sscot52@uwo.ca for more details.

A Thousand Splendid Suns trains a spotlight on Abuse

The Grand Theatre’s production of ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ at the Spriet Stage is hauntingly enchanting. Though hard to watch, the story is thoroughly compelling, detailing the lives of three women of different generations and their experience in Afghanistan after the Soviet occupation. Based on the book of the same name by Khaled Hosseini, the story follows fifteen-year-old Laila (Mirian Katrib) after the death of her parents from a bombing in the city. Her neighbours, Rasheed (Anousha Alamian) and Mariam (Deena Aziz) take her in and for her safety she is forced to become the second wife of Rasheed, much to the discomfort of Mariam. Laila quickly learns of her new husband’s abusive action

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