Apparently based on family folklore related to a great aunt, it recounts the story of a French-Canadian woman from Albertville, SK named Janette Pettitpas and her struggle to combat a drinking problem while also fulfilling her duties as a wife and homemaker in the pre-feminist era. A dollop of Catholic guilt gets thrown into the mix as well.
The Homemaker premiered at the 2013 Toronto Fringe Festival last summer. The cabaret will be presented at New Dance Horizons’s performance space at 2207 Harvey St. from May 7-10 at 8 p.m. Tickets are adults $25 and students $15, and more information can be found at Hectik’s website.
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