I’m still reeling from watching a rehearsal for My, My How Nice! Productions’ upcoming one-woman stage-play, “I Claudia: at the New Bravo! Theatre, on Ajijic’s Rio Bravo. This is an absolutely outstanding “must see” on so many levels – and I now understand what made it such a huge sell out and frequently reprised production in Canada.
Written and originally performed by Kristen Thomson at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre, in 2001 it was awarded the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play while Thomson won Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Principal Role. It was subsequently made into a movie.
My, My’s production is directed by Lynn Phelan and stars Jayme Littlejohn as Claudia. Asked how they came to select this play, Phelan explained that she had seen one of the original Tarragon performances and, “It has just been in my head ever since.”