review

The troupe

A unique aspect of Daisy is the plot’s relevance to the divisive political landscape that permeates society today. In Daisy we encounter what the writers presume to be the inception of the modern day ‘attack ad.’ Its irreversibly deleterious effects upon American politics and the integrity of political campaigns are as discussed and feared then as they are now.

My Year of Rest and Relaxation book cover

Ottessa Moshfegh’s works usually expose and gently pull apart the same themes: feelings of deep, seemingly incurable loneliness, usually from a female perspective. Her works feature women in incredibly unique situations but somehow manage to make them accessible and universally applicable.

Originally created by Jordan Tannahill, Erin Brubacher, and Cara Spooner, and written for a Toronto setting, the play was adapted for Ottawa with a new local cast featuring two University of Ottawa students, and opened at the National Arts Centre (NAC) on March 31 to a full house.

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