After every performance, the audience exits into a space where a couple of Guestbooks are laid out. Some people write in them; some don’t. Some send emails which are then taped into the books.
- Well, another splendid, wonderful piece of theatre from HL/DNA – notwithstanding setting a new standard of theatre / reality. (Ed Fielding)
- Hillar, it is a jewel of a piece. Love + admiration always. (Kirsten Johnson)
- It's me again, Kirsten. What can I write as an addendum? Same yet more cuts, angles, reflections, refractions. I'm speaking of karats I guess
- I want to tell you that this incredible. I have never seen anything like this. Thank you so much Hillar, Ken, Sky and Jim. (Fabrizio Fillipo)
- Very peaceful. (Gordon Foster)
- Extremely tender and moving portrayal, especially the dance.
- So sensitively written and acted. (Sandor Ajzenstat)
- Tarkovsky + Bergman + O'Neill = Liitoja (Greg K)
- It was one of the most inspirational and inspired plays I've ever seen. ... In fact, I can't really describe the feelings I had while watching it (nor would I want to), You captured something so fragile, so intensely human, that we in the audience were literally left speechless and unable to applaud a cast that deserved a standing ovation. (Diane Cave)
- Brilliant work. (Atom Egoyan)
- Piqued all the senses. (Flannery Fielding)
- Incredibly moving.
- Very beautiful images + stunning use of music. A cathartic and moving piece.
- (Mark Lonergan)
- Touching almost to the point of being unbearable.
I thought I'd let you know that Brendan Healy (ex AD of Buddies and now the new AD of Canadian Stage) just posted on FB a glowing review of The Last Supper, to honour Ken McDougall on World Aids Day, as well as say nice things about you and the show.
(from Cathy Gordon)
BRENDAN HEALY - Saturday, December 1, 2018
Today, I'm thinking about the artists we lost. I'm thinking about Ken McDougall. I'm think about the show "The Last Supper" from 1993 which I would qualify as the most impactful performance that I never saw. The simple description of it changed my thoughts about theatre: at the height of a plague, a dying man performs a play about a dying man planning his death. ... I'm thinking about the legacies that live inside all of us. I'm thinking of memory, time, loss, progress, love, forgiveness, understanding, rage, death. Love to everyone.
Sarah Garton Stanley This show changed everything for me. It is the single most memorable piece in my own experience of Canadian Theatre History. It gave me the courage to consider the cost of devotion. And, quite simply, it felt like a pinnacle of expression was reached in its telling. By everyone of the artists involved. Thanks Brendan Healy for posting this.
John S. Rait Ken and this play were life changing.
Micah Barnes Thank you for this awesome tribute. Ken was a powerful theatre artist. This particular piece a "ripped from our lives" portrait that I had literally JUST lived through. Indeed a deeply powerful piece of theatre.
Soheil Parsa One of the most remarkable and memorable productions of the 90s. Thanks for sharing, Brendan.
Liza Balkan oh this director and artist . I remember feeling speechless and awed by his work and the intimate, wide and wild worlds he and his collaborators created. Thank you for this post, Brendan.