Manitoba·★★★ Review

The Doula

It’s not exactly ground-breaking, but The Doula has some funny lines

It’s not exactly ground-breaking, but The Doula has some funny lines

(Randy Pirate Productions)

Rating: ★★★ 

Company: Randy Pirate Productions

Genre: Play - Comedy

Venue: 6- Tom Hendry Warehouse

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Three women and a doula-in-training walk into a women's health centre.

The instructor of the prenatal clinic is delayed by bad weather, and so the women while away the time sharing stories from their lives.

Expectations are not subverted here; what you see is mostly what you get. The play is populated by stock characters: the over-privileged lady who lives green and twerks for cardio, the 40-something mom who gets knocked up from a Tinder hook-up, the pregnant teen who's all bravado and sass and the soon-to-be doula who exists in the show to feed pertinent information about pregnancy and doulas.

Expectations are not subverted here; what you see is mostly what you get.- Michelle Palansky

It's not exactly ground-breaking but there are some very funny lines and the teen mom gets some of the best bits, "Polio is SUCH a good name for a baby!" In the end, the whole thing dissolves into broad slapstick which is as surprising as it is memorable.

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