Never The Last Press Information

In Brief: Never The Last, created by Molly MacKinnon and Christine Quintana, premiering at the rEvolver Theatre Festival in May 2016

Run: May 11 – 15 2016
Opening Night: May 11 at 9:15 PM                                                                                          Venue: The Cultch, 1895 Venables St Vancouver

Directed by Laura McLean; Choreography by Kayla Dunbar; Set Design by Jenn Stewart; Costume Design by Laura Fukumoto, Lighting Design by Jill White, projections by Joel Grinke; stage managed by Danielle Bourgon

Shows Wed May 11 at 9:15PM, Fri May 13 at 9:15PM, Sat May 14 at 3:15 and 7PM, Sun May 15 at 8:30 Tickets: $20 regular, $15 low-income, or festival passes available. or 604.251.1363


Berlin 1919: Violin prodigy and composer Sophie Carmen Friedman meets expressionist painter and war veteran Walter Gramatté.  She is passionate, rude, and gifted; He is witty, emotional and compassionate. Their love affair spans 10 years, 4 cities, artistic successes and failures, and tragedy.  Nearly 100 years later, the most essential record of their time together lives in her 10 violin compositions.  Never The Last fuses classical music performance, movement and text to tell the story of two people in love and the space between them.  How do you say what is impossible to say?  And what if you run out of time?

Never the Last is the true story of a Russian-born Canadian immigrant woman who became one of Canada’s most cherished composers after overcoming years of discrimination and the tragic loss of her husband. Never The Last reunites most of the creative team of Jessie Award Winning Delinquent Theatre production Stationary: A Recession-Era Musical. Some of Vancouver’s most exciting new artists are coming together to honor the life and legacy of Sophie Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté in a new theatre piece featuring a new script from Sidney Risk Prize winner Christine Quintana and live music performance from rising star violinist Molly MacKinnon.

Never The Last is a Delinquent Theatre production in association with Electric Company Theatre. Directed by Laura McLean (Crimes of the Heart); choreographed by Kayla Dunbar (Stationary: A Recession-Era Musical, James and the Giant Peach); performed by Christine Quintana, Molly MacKinnon, and Nadeem Phillip (Doost, Cock).


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