Never The Last


Running at Theatre Passe Muraille (Toronto, ON) from April 8-16 2023.

How do you say what is impossible to say? What if you run out of time?

Directed by Laura McLean, the story follows the passionate relationship between Sophie Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté, one of the most innovative composers of early twentieth century Europe, and expressionist painter Walter Gramatté. The couple’s 10 years of marriage, marked by adventure, poverty, artistic strife, and tragedy, is captured in Eckhardt-Gramatté’s 10 rarely performed violin solos. Never The Last seamlessly blends classical violin performances, movement, and text to tell the heartbreaking story of two people in love, and the ever increasing space between them.  Nominated for 5 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, and winner for Significant Artistic Achievement: Outstanding Interdisciplinary Collaboration.

Created by Christine Quintana and Molly MacKinnon.  Featuring Molly MacKinnon, Christine Quintana, and Anton Lipovetsky.  Directed by Laura McLean, Choreographed by Kayla Dunbar, Set Design by Jenn Stewart, Sound Design by Nancy Tam, Lighting Design by Jill White, Costume Design by Carmen Alatorre, and Projection Design by Joel Grinke. Stage Management by Ingrid Turk. Production Management by Conor Moore and Jamie Sweeney.  Photography and art by Bold Rezolution Studio.

We acknowledge the assistance of the 2016 Banff Playwrights Lab – a partnership between The Banff Centre and the Canada Council for the Arts.  Never The Last was part of the 2016 rEvolver Theatre Festival, produced by Upintheair Theatre. Special thanks to the Eckhardt-Gramatté Foundation, the Electric Company Theatre, the Anvil Centre, and Tarragon Theatre.