Hailed as “exceptionally beautiful” (Vancouver Courier), this Jessie-nominated work was written in response to the tragic 2008 murder of Lawrence King, a 15-year-old shot by his male classmate after asking him to be his valentine. In a series of profoundly moving monologues, Vancouver actor Conor Wylie will take audiences through the minds of those caught in the aftermath of an unspeakable hate crime. ‘My Funny Valentine’ cracks open the greater humanity of a town trying to heal.
Hot off a hugely successful run at Toronto's Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and in Vancouver, the play is the recipient of the Sydney Risk Prize and was also nominated for Ireland’s Oscar Wilde Award for ‘Best Writing'.
a play ripe for discussion...necessary viewing -Stage Door (Toronto)
an impressive display that's spurred on by the playwright's finesse with character-building -Georgia Straight
a thoughtful, moving exploration...complex, layered and compassionate -Slotkin Letter(Toronto)
Presented as part of Intrepid Theatre’s OUTstages (June 19 – 24)