In her new solo show, Diane Flacks tackles divorce, motherhood and the intergenerational power of Jewish guilt

Diane Flacks performing "Guilt (A Love Story)" onstage at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto in 2024. (Photo by Cylla Von Tiedemann)

Diane Flacks has always felt the power of Jewish guilt. But when when she decided she wanted a divorce, that guilt grew to a whole new level. She constantly questioned the process, even while she was going through it, thinking about whether it was the right move or not.

To process these thoughts and emotions, the theatre artist decided to transform this experience into her latest one-woman show, Guilt (A Love Story). Using humour and self-reflection, Flacks lays bare the story of what happened between her and her ex-wife, the impact of divorce on their kids and all the things she feels guilty about from a generational lens.

The show just finished its run at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, and is going to the Montreal’s Centaur Theatre from Mar. 12-30 before heading to Winnipeg at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre from Apr. 3-20. Ahead of those tour dates, Flacks joins old friend Ralph Benmergui on Not That Kind of Rabbi, a show about personal journeys and spirituality, to describe the story behind the play and how Jews default to comedy to analyze life.


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