Photo Preview: 6 Essential Questions (Factory Theatre)

A woman reunites with her estranged mother in 6 Essential Questions coming to Toronto’s Factory Theatre

The debut play from writer, novelist, and academic, Priscilla Uppal6 Essential Questions launches at Factory Theatre on March 6. A personal story, based on Uppal’s memoirs Projections: Encounters with My Runaway Mother,  6 Essential Questions is the story of Renata who travels to Brazil to reunite with her mother who abandoned her when Renata was 5 years old. Learning quickly that some dreams were never meant to live, Renata asks herself “how do I tell my brother that yes, yes, I found our mother and she’s about as lovely as an electrical storm when you’re naked and tied to the highest tree in the county?”

Check under the cut for a sneak peak of 6 Essential Questions.






Factory Theatre presents 6 Essential Questions
Written by Priscilla Uppal
Directed by Leah Cherniak
Starring Maggie Huculak, Mina James, Elizabeth Saunders, and Richard Zeppieri

March 1 – 30
Previews: March 1
Opening night: Thursday, March 6, 8 pm
Show times: Tuesday to Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday matinees at 2 pm (except Sunday, March 2 at 7 pm)
Venue: Factory Theatre (125 Bathurst Street)
Tickets: $23-45 with pay-what-you-can Sunday matinees. Tickets can be purchased by calling 416-504-9971 or online at

Photos of Maggie Huculak, Mina James, Elizabeth Saunders, and Richard Zeppieri by Samantha Wu