Myth Of The Ostrich by Matt Murray


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Myth Of The Ostrich by Matt Murray

This comedy opens at the home of Holly, a self-help writer and single-mom to teenager, Jodi. Holly's morning is interrupted when Pam shows up unannounced. Having found a letter from Jodi to her teenage son, Evan, Pam deems the letter inappropriate and is eager to discuss matters. What starts as a pleasant enough visit between two moms meeting for the first time, quickly becomes a complicated, bizarre and hilarious roller-coaster ride of misunderstandings, as Holly soon realizes that Pam has no idea what’s actually going on between their kids. The mess and confusion of this precarious situation launches into orbit with the arrival of Holly’s outrageous and filter-less best friend, Cheryl. One lie leads to another and another and another, as Holly and Cheryl do everything in their power to try to keep Pam in the dark.

Keywords: Toronto, Newfoundland, Alberta, Queer, Women

Produced by Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg MB, March 2016
Also produced at Edmonton Fringe (2017), Toronto Fringe (2014), Next Stage Theatre Festival (2015) 

Genre: Comedy
Acts: 1
Run time: 90 minutes
Suitable for students 14+
Contains swearing, drug use, and sexual content

Cast size: 3 actors
Female roles: 3
Casting note: 
HOLLY - Early 40's
PAM - Mid 30's
CHERYL - Early 40's (speaks with a Newfoundland accent)

"Delivers more consistent laughs than I’ve had at the theatre in a long time!" - CBC

"Knockout comedy! It's got sharp insight and laughs aplenty. I’m still giddy more than an hour later!” - Mooney on Theatre

"Brilliantly structured and hilariously written. This show is not be missed!" - My Entertainment World

"You feel like you’re watching the fastest funniest game in town!" - Burke Campbell

"The play feels so real that it would be understandable if you forgot you are in a theatre, at least until the next belly laugh comes along." - Charlebois Post