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Chicago: Margaret Trudeau to premiere autobiographical solo show at Second City May 9-12
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Margaret Trudeau, mother of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, will premiere her autobiographical solo play Certain Woman of an Age at the UP Comedy Club at The Second City in Chicago in May. The intimate performance will run during Mother's Day weekend May 9–12.
Co-written by Trudeau and playwright Alix Sobler, with direction by Kimberly Senior, Certain Woman of an Age chronicles Trudeau's public and private journeys. Through vividly told anecdotes, along with photographs and projections, Trudeau weaves a story of motherhood, loss, mental illness, and feminism.
"I'm thrilled to be a part of sharing Margaret's story in this intimate setting. Through her courage, insight, and humor, we all stand a little taller and are better able to face the ever-challenging world around us," said director Senior.
“I first met Margaret Trudeau 25 years ago. I was asked to meet her after writing a screenplay which featured her as one of the main characters. The film never happened, but a friendship was born. As the years went by, I realized her real-life story of grace, forgiveness, love, and determination in the face of unspeakable tragedy is a magnificent story of survival and more compelling than any fiction,” said executive producer Diane Alexander. “Margaret is also one of the most charming and funny people I have ever met."
For tickets and more information visit SecondCity.com.
By Olivia Clement for www.playbill.com.
Photo: Margaret Trudeau. © Kirsten Miccoli.