At the start of Maple Route, a new made-in-Manitoba play by
Winnipeg writer Jeremy Scarth Bowkett, we see Master Corporal Cameron
Venninger (Karl Thordarson) huddled in a corner, shaking, so twisted
with grief and trauma that he barely looks human anymore. By the end of
Theatre Incarnate's production, the audience may feel ready to join him.
This is not a criticism. It is a testament to the effectiveness of this searing drama.
Over three acts and 150 minutes, Bowkett unfolds the story of Cameron's attempts to cope with his undiagnosed and untreated post-traumatic stress.
Maple Route plays at the Colin Jackson Theatre at PTE through Sept. 28.