My Funny Valentine

Supported by TD Bank

by Dave Deveau

Directed by Cameron Mackenzie

January 10-21, 2018, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronoto

February 7-18, 2018, The Dance Centre, Vancouver

June 21, 2018, Intrepid Theatre’s OUTstages, Victoria

June 28, 2018, Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall, Surrey

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

Winner of the Sydney Risk Prize for Playwriting

Nominated for 3 Jessie Awards and the Oscar Wilde Playwriting Award (Dublin)

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 seven 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.

Performed by Conor Wylie

Set & Costume Design by Marina Szijarto

Lighting Design by Jerguš Opršal

Sound Design by Shawn Sorensen

Assistant Direction by Bronwyn Carradine

Stage Managed by Hannah Case

Supported by

Zee Zee Theatre acknowledges that we live and work on the unceded traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.