Created and Performed By: Denise Mader
Show Type: One Woman Show
Warning: Allergy Alert: Baking ingredients (flour, vegetable shortening, salt) used on stage
Performed at Gallery #1: B Contemporary Gallery
Review by: Sean Pittman
This One written and directed by Denise Mader is a heartfelt reflection on family and loss. As a kid, Denise would help her mom bake pies every Saturday morning. Now a seasoned baker herself, Mader has never attempted baking a pie from scratch, and this becomes the subject of the performance.
Denise is an excellent storyteller, and shares intimate memories of her fun-loving yet hard-working mother, their relationship, and the tragic day everything changed. An earnest look at love and coping with loss, Mader brings the past into the present by learning to bake her mother’s favourite pie recipe.
A moving performance, and a copy of the recipe to take home! Looking forward to Mader’s full-length adaptation of the show (hopefully with finished pie!).