by Dave Deveau
directed by Cameron Mackenzie
performed by Conor Wylie
January 10-21, 2018 in Toronto
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander Street BUY TICKETS HERE
February 7-18, 2018 in Vancouver
The Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street BUY TICKETS HERE
Winner of the Sydney Risk Prize for Playwriting
Nominated for 3 Jessie Richardson Awards and the Oscar Wilde Playwriting Award (Dublin)
“A play’s premiere is like a birth. My Funny Valentine is a beautiful baby.” —Colin Thomas, the Georgia Straight
“An exceptionally beautiful piece of work…meticulously scripted characters shot through with contradictions…simply superb.” —Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier
“Considering the subject matter, My Funny Valentine has more laughs than you’d expect [but] sadly, Deveau’s play is likely to remain topical for years to come.” —Mark Leiren-Young, The Vancouver Sun
In February 2008, a fifteen-year-old boy asked another boy in his class to be his valentine. The next day, that boy shot and killed him during first period. My Funny Valentine enters the minds of people on the fringes of a murder that will forever affect them and examines the ripple effect of hatred in a community. Haunting, moving, and at times strangely comedic, My Funny Valentine cracks open the greater humanity of a town trying to heal.
Commemorating ten years since the murder that inspired the play.