In My Father's Words

RUNNING TIME
2hr. (1 intermission)
Closed

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

In an old wooden house by the shore of Lake Ontario in Canada, Louis battles with his elderly father, Don, whose decline into dementia is gradually robbing him of the ability to speak.

Into their lives comes Flora, the caregiver that Louis employs to look after Don. Flora, who is of Scottish heritage, understands that the 'nonsense' that Don speaks is fragmented Gaelic, opening up an ocean of revelations and buried family history spanning the Atlantic.

In My Father's Words is a beautiful play about identity - national and personal - and language, and the utter indivisibility between the two.

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