Photo for My Funny Valentine 2011 at the Zee Zee Theatre Company

My Funny Valentine

by Dave Deveau

Directed by Cameron Mackenzie

April 15 – 30, 2011, PAL Theatre, Vancouver

“A play’s premiere is like a birth. My Funny Valentine is a beautiful baby.”

Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight

“In 2010 Deveau’s Tiny Replicas made our theatre top ten list. With My Funny Valentine, Deveau proves himself once again as a playwright on the rise, but this time with a level of sophistication I have not seen before.”

Mark Robins, GayVancouver

“An exceptionally beautiful piece of work…meticulously scripted characters shot through with contradictions…simply superb.”

Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier

“There are points in this premiere of My Funny Valentine when emerging playwright Dave Deveau and sole performer Kyle Cameron are so in the groove artistically that, on opening night, the beauty of their talent reduced me to tears.”

Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight

”Bringing that same respect and care to the creation of each character, Deveau has uncovered their unique beauty and individual humanity. They have become flesh and blood, not merely footnotes to a murder…My Funny Valentine is the most important piece of theatre I’ve seen in Vancouver in the past year. No, longer.”

Greg Armstrong-Morris, Xtra

Developed by Zee Zee Theatre, My Funny Valentine looked at the ripple effect of one small action on the community surrounding that person. In keeping with our mandate of exploring the stories of the marginalized, this show explored the effects of hate and polarization in the wake of a horrible act. Taken from the 2008 headline story of the Lawrence King murder, My Funny Valentine became one of the most acclaimed shows of the season and we are pleased to be bringing it back to the stage.

Featuring Kyle Cameron

Set & Costume design by Marina Szijarto (Jessie Nomination)

Lighting design by Jergus Oprsal (Jessie Nomination)

Sound design by Shawn Sorensen

Stage Management by Jillian Perry

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.