- Wednesdays-Saturdays 8pm, Saturday matinees 2pm
- Preview Oct. 16, 8pm, PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN at the door! ($11 advance)
- Opening Oct. 17, 8pm
- Talk Back Night – discussion with artists Friday, Oct. 24
- Mild Audience Advisory
Oct. 17 — Nov. 15
by Emil Sher
Inspired by the Robert Latimer story, this challenging work explores the dilemma faced by a Saskatchewan farm couple whose teenage daughter is wracked by severe and unremitting pain. Can the doctors’ best efforts relieve her suffering? Or should her father pursue another, final alternative? Who gets to play God? A complex play that confounds easy sentimentality with bracing humour, even in the face of great suffering.
“Achingly relevant… Rooted in the unfathomable complexities of our times. Whatever views you may hold on mercy killing, it would be impossible not to be moved.” The Globe & Mail
Met with critical acclaim in Ottawa, Kitchener, and Halifax, MOURNING DOVE confounds easy sentimentality with bracing humour, even in the face of great suffering. This Vancouver production is directed by Angela Konrad (Grace) and features Kerry van der Griend (Grace), Anita Wittenberg (Agnes of God), Ron Reed (A Man for All Seasons), and Laura Van Dyke (Remnants – A Fable). This sensational cast is backed by an equally outstanding design team including Lauchlin Johnston (scenery), Matt Frankish (lighting), Naomi Sider (costumes), and Clint Lindsay (sound). Stage Management by Lois Dawson.