Lot Vekemans Translated by Rina Vergano

Wild Side Productions presents

by Lot Vekemans
Translated by Rina Vergano

Featuring: Amber Borotsik & Nathan Cuckow
Director & Set & Sound Designer: Jim Guedo
Stage Manager: Steven Sobolewski

Is it ever possible to move on?
A couple meets again after a painful separation. Loss drove them apart but binds them still. This is an extraordinary play about grief, closure, and the awkward dance of going forward.

Poison is widely considered one of the most successful international theatrical hits from the Netherlands. It won the Taalunie Toneelschrijfprijs Award in 2010 for best new Dutch play It had a critically acclaimed run in New York in 2016, and was recently premiered in the UK at the Orange Tree Theatre in London and the Coal Mine Theatre in Toronto.

“truly astounding”
-Broadway World

searing… a tear-jerker”
-The New York Times

“profoundly rewarding”
-The Times (London)

“We may not all have experienced the unimaginable, but love and loss may be some of the only true universals.”
-The Star (Toronto)


can life move forward after great trauma? Posion, a review
REVIEW: Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca
emotional poison lets the healing begin
review: colin maclean, gigcity.ca
wild side productions brings the award winning poison to the roxy’s stage
review: robyn o’brien, vue weekly
the byways of greif: director jim guedo talks about poison
preview: liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca

production photos

Photos by Ryan Parker
Featuring: Amber Borotsik & Nathan Cuckow