That leaves Tom Anniko and Megan McArton to invent whatever chemistry they can on their own. And while they do find some theatre-gamey fun bouncing between characters and animating Brian Perchaluk’s beautiful garden set – guided by a director who’s used to crafting PTE shows for younger, Munsch-adoring audiences – there aren’t many genuine moments (comic or otherwise) to win the audience over. A softly whispered endearment when the couple break back into their home is actually surprising for its sincerity.
Do veteran Canadian audiences really want this kind of Harvest?
By Ken Cameron
Prairie Theatre Exchange
Through April 20
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