Within minutes of Brad Fraser’s Kill Me Now beginning you can feel the love emanate from his characters and it never stops. It’s not just a story of a struggling father and son as the other three characters provide further depth showing that support and reassurance can be found in unlikely pairings if you only allow yourself to open your heart and your mind. These characters are rich in both writing and performance. It’s a comedy so real that at times you have tears in your eyes and you’re not sure if it’s because your heart is breaking or if it’s just that beautiful. Fraser chooses to take what can easily be a a depressing story and focuses instead on the strengths and courage of his characters to weave a tale of true compassion and inspiration. Go see it. Your heart will be richer for it. 150 minutes no intermission.
Kill Me Now is playing at the Firehall Arts Centre until 27 October 2018.
Tickets at: https://www.touchstonetheatre.com/season/kill-me-now
~ reviewed by Karen Roller
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