I saw Theatre Projects Manitoba's production of Dionysus In Stony Mountain the night after seeing Prairie Theatre Exchange's Till It Hurts - and it's hard to imagine two more different plays.
While Till It Hurts suffers from being overly sentimental at points and going for too-easy laughs, Dionysus' biggest flaw is that it's a play that lives too much in the head, and not enough in the heart. But it does offer a rich feast of intellectual discourse for those who like theatre that is very much of the mind.
Winnipeg playwright Steven Ratzlaff's first full-length play is expanded from his 2009 Fringe production, which becomes this version's first act - the second act is new to this two-hour premiere production.
Views of Kildonan Settlers bridge, Main Street and North Kildonan
Views of Route 90 and Portage Ave.
Views of Osborne, Confusion Corner, the Legislature and the Osborne Street bridge