The first photo here shows a map of the region between Ottawa and Low, Quebec, up the #GatineauRiver valley. Near the bottom of the #map is the #OttawaRiver . Here’s part of an @apt613 review of the @nac.cna’s production of excellent adaption of #BrianDoyle ’s novel #UpToLow for theatre: 🎭🎼
“This production is beguiling. It’s true to Mr. Doyle’s writing in both style and spirit. If you’ve grown up around family farms, then it is like having a lucid dream. If you just know the Gatineau Hills through recreational day trips, then I promise, you will never see them the same way again. Every crumbling footprint of a settler’s cabin will come alive.
“Director #JanetIrwin is courageous enough to continue Mr. Doyle’s use of the first-person narrative in this adaptation. She uses his word pictures to transport us upriver. If you are a fan of Mr. Doyle’s writing, then you will appreciate this homage to his great talent. She also allows the plot to flit around as it does in Mr. Doyle’s books. It’s a disorienting but fun experience, and necessary to immerse the audience in the Irish culture nestled in those French hills. Don’t worry. Just go along for the ride. Everything gets tied up neatly in the end.”