May 6, 2022

What They’re Saying

2022 Wrap-up


“Powerful, engaging, haunting, and ultimately, filled with gratitude for nature’s delicate power. 

– Yolande Ramsay, Curtains Up

ONE MORE WEEK! Centaur’s final show of the season is a timely and urgent play that tackles climate and environment in a tour de force performance by award-winning actor Warona Setshewalo. Now playing until May 15, 2022, A Play for the Living… sets the stage for engaging and thought-provoking theatre.

Scroll through for a round up of quotes and reviews. Centaur staff takes your health and safety seriously – read more on our protocols here. We are thrilled to be back making theatre – and we couldn’t do it without YOU!

A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction

Warona Setshwaelo as Naomi in A Play for the Living… photo by Andrée Lanthier
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It will awaken your senses and mind to the diversity and magic in the world around you, like an episode of RadioLab come to visual life.”

– Sarah Deshaies, Radio host “Upstage”

Read the reviews

Cult Montreal

“A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction is sobering yet hopeful”

Westmount Mag

“For Those Who Care About the Environment or Enjoy Excellent Theatre”

Théâtralités Review

“English Theatre: Miranda Rose Hall’s «A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction»: Swan Song”

Curtains Up

“Wake-Up Call At Centaur’s A Play For The Living In A Time Of Extinction”

Jano Lapin

“The Climate Crisis Takes Centre Stage at the Centaur Theatre”

Montreal Gazette Review

“The Heat is On…”

Montreal Gazette Preview

“Centaur Theatre Goes Green with A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction”

A personable and passionate performance that opens our eyes to the environment that surrounds us and its far-reaching repercussions.

–Stuart Nulman, The Montreal Times

Video – Playwright Miranda Rose Hall

Playwright Miranda Rose Hall speaks about A Play for the Living

…just what the doctor ordered, in large part thanks to its excellent on-stage talent, actress Warona Setshwaelo…

– Yanik Comeau, Théâtralités

CBC interview with Director Rose Plotek

Thanks to CBC Montreal “Our Montreal” for the in-depth interview with director Rose Plotek. In the interview, we learn the approach the play takes is one of care – care for each other, for the creatures with whom we share this planet, and care for the Earth itself. This holistic point of view is highlighted by the collective nature of theatre, Plotek explains. View the interview here.

CBC Our Montreal interview with Director Rose Plotek

“It’s very hard to imagine making any kind of performance or art work at this moment in time without a consciousness of what is happening in the natural world around us,” said Plotek.

Warona Setshwaelo as Naomi in A Play for the Living… photo by Andrée Lanthier
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“A production that is somehow lush yet minimalist. Miranda Rose Hall’s Naomi thunders on about the climate crisis, acknowledging very real feelings of despair, yet it also instills a sense of wonder and hope in its audience.

–Sarah Deshaies

Take part in an immersive experience between audience and performer that rejuvenates the spirit and sets the stage for hope for each other and our planet. See you at the theatre!

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