Theatre Aquarius is pleased to present Toronto, Mississippi in a co-production with the Playhouse Theatre Company, Vancouver. Written by Governor General Award-winning playwright Joan MacLeod, this heartfelt family drama is about Jhana, a mentally challenged girl who, like any teenager, tries to decipher a complicated adult world. When Jhana's father, an Elvis impersonator, returns after a long absence, her unusual family is thrust into action. Beautifully, humorously, and touchingly exploring themes of mental disability, abandonment, love, and lust, Toronto, Mississippi is a Canadian gem.
Toronto, Mississippi is directed by Dean Paul Gibson, and stars Meg Roe as Jhana, William MacDonald as King, Colleen Wheeler as Maddie, and Alessandro Juliani (from televisionâ€™s Battlestar Galactica) as Bill.
â€śSee this play and fall in love.â€ť
â€” Colin Thomas: Georgia Straight
â€śJoan MacLeodâ€™s writing is strong and travels single-mindedly in its chosen direction, like an eccentric in the park who grabs you by the arm and takes you on a journey you hadnâ€™t planned.â€ť
â€” Globe & Mail