Award-winning gay Canadian playwright, Daniel MacIvor, will direct the Western Canadian premiere of his A Beautiful View in both Vancouver and Burnaby this December.
This love story about friendship is one of five published in MacIvor’s Governor General’s Award‐winning collection, I Still Love You and runs December 4‐13 at Performance Works on Granville Island, and December 16‐19 at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby.
A seriocomic trek across the intangibles of love, A Beautiful View, features local actors Colleen Wheeler and Diane Brown as two camping aficionados who meet while shopping for tents and whose connection informs their choices for the next two decades culminating in a quiet note of tragicomedy.
“I wrote the play as a response to how we have become so comfortable with labeling ourselves and our relationships, even when those labels are restricting,” says MacIvor. “The star of the play really is the friendship between the two women, that means that beyond everything else, it’s all about what the actors bring to the play. I’m very excited about working with Diane and Colleen ‐ I’ve been a fan of them both for some time.”
“And I’m also excited about working in Vancouver again ‐ the city has been an inspirational place for me both in terms of my work and my life. I’m always happy to have the chance to breathe in some of that west coast air, it’s like a shot of espresso for the spirit.”
On Sunday, December 6 at 2pm, Jerry Wasserman will host a free conversation with MacIvor at Performance Works.
A Beautiful View
4-13 December at Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St, Granville Island
16-19 December at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Tickets for the Vancouver shows are available through VancouverTix.com or by calling 604‐629‐VTIX.
Tickets to the Burnaby shows are available at http://www.shadboltcentre.com or by calling 604‐205‐3000.