Guilt (a love story)
A sharply perceptive and painfully funny one-woman show confronting the unshakable monster that is guilt.
“This is not a cry for help. It’s a cry for Sangria.”— Diane
About the show
Centaur Theatre presents the Tarragon Theatre production of GUILT (a love story)
Written and performed by
GUILT (a love story) is a deep dive into a complex, uncomfortable, and highly human feeling. A state of being that most of us, especially parents, wrestle with inelegantly. GUILT begins by focusing on Flacks’ personal odyssey: the perspective of a self-sacrificing Jewish mother who is an instigator of family dissolution. Flacks stands in the eye of an explosion in which she is the bomb. Drawing on Western philosophy, pop culture, and her own Jewish heritage, she brings the audience on an erudite, emotionally turbulent, and hilarious journey.
GUILT (a love story) is Canadian theatre legend Diane Flacks’ fifth one-woman show and is her most autobiographical to date. Flacks’ uniquely acerbic humour and keen-eyed observations on the human condition have earned her many accolades, including a Dora nomination for Outstanding New Play for her multi-character exploration of women and religion, Unholy, and an Emmy nomination for her work as a writer on The Kids in the Hall. Following a run at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, Flacks makes her Centaur debut with this one-of-a-kind new play directed by the award-winning Alisa Palmer.