Earlier this season, the Globe Theatre presented a main stage play called The Secret Mask about a man long estranged from his father who must make the difficult decision to care for him in his old age after he’s suffered a stroke.
This play by Saskatchewan playwright Greg Ochitwa, which is being presented as part of the Globe’s Shumiatcher Sandbox Series, has a similar dynamic. In the first instance, though, the dad had abandoned the man’s family when the latter was just a boy, while here the elderly person in need of assistance is a grandmother who served as the sole caregiver for a girl named JP after she lost her parents at a very young age.
In addition to writing G-Ram, Ochitwa is also directing the production. Marianne Woods stars as the grandmother, with Jenna-Lee Hyde as the girl JP, while Mark Claxton plays the role of a nurse.
G-Ram runs at the Globe Theatre from May 19-28, with curtain at 7:30 p.m. Ticket information can be found on the Globe website.