Obsession: The Elizabeth Smart Musical
by Robbi Goltsman-Ferris
Goltsman-Ferris Productions - Winnipeg, MB
V.4 - CCFM Pauline-Boutal Hall 
Discover the story behind iconic Canadian poetic prose writer Elizabeth Smart, who stunned readers with her publication in 1944 of By Grand Central Station I Sat Down & Wept, a depiction of her scandalous love affair with British poet George Barker.
Directed by Laura Kolisnyk, with music direction by Phil Corrin, OBSESSION is both a dizzying ride on an emotional roller-coaster and a poignant tribute to a writer ahead of her time.
Robbi Goltsman-Ferris is a talented composer. Winnipeg Free Press

Brittany Hunter, Kelly Robinson, Reid McTavish, Heather Madill, Richard Smith, Kyra Krassnigg

Laura Kolisnyk

Show Info:
75 Minutes


Thu July 20 2:30 PM*
*(2 for $12)
Sat July 22 4:30 PM
Sun July 23 11:30 AM
Tue July 25 7:45 PM
Wed July 26 4:15 PM
Fri July 28 12:45 PM
Sat July 29 4:30 PM
Sun July 30 7:45 PM

Obsession: The Elizabeth Smart Musical

Goltsman-Ferris Productions—CCFM Pauline-Boutal Hall

This show is an historical piece on the life of Canadian author Elizabeth Smart. Told in a series of flashbacks as the elder Smart reminisces on her love affair with British poet George Barker. A tumultuous tale of a woman ahead of her time, falling in love and having several children with a married man whose work stole her heart. I was lucky to see an understudy show and they did an incredible job with very little rehearsal time! I found the pace of the show to be a bit disorienting and keeping track of where we were in time was tricky. Also saddened by another story of a woman being involved and giving so much to a man who couldn’t or wouldn’t reciprocate, to which I know far too many women can relate to. It left me pondering how and why we choose to remember the events of our lives the way we do.

Calantha Jensen