2b theatre company is thrilled to announce the next in its Great Little Works series: Long Distance Relationships for Mythical Times. Created and Conceived by Gloria Mok, with Theatre du Poulet.
Long Distance Relationships for Mythical Times opened at the Halifax Central Library on September 8th at 9:00pm, and ran for just six shows until September 11th.
Two true stories about Long-distance Relationships are woven together with a timeless Chinese folktale about love and separation. Tea, dumplings, and great stories at the Halifax Central Library.
Gloria Mok is working with Halifax’s Theatre du Poulet (Carmen Lee and Roland Chun Shing Au) to weave together a personal story about long-distance relationships, immigration, and a Chinese astrological folktale about forbidden love. Utilizing food, simple objects, and conversational Cantonese, a dinner table transforms into a liminal space that explores the challenges and triumphs of seeking love and connection at a distance.
Great Little Works is 2b’s series of intimate performances based on humanity’s greatest works of theatre and literature, each brought to life by one performer at a table. These shows are uniquely designed for this moment; shows built for small audiences, safely performable during the pandemic, producing minimal ecological impact, and maximal emotional and spiritual value.
Audiences will be masked for the duration of the performance, with the exception of moments of eating and drinking.
The following food and drink will be served during the performance: Jasmine Tea, Veggie Dumplings, Bitter Melon, and Walnut Cookies.
Audiences are welcome to opt in or out of consuming these items, and can do so through the Form that will be sent out following your ticket purchase. Please also use this form to let us know if you have any food allergies, food sensitivities, or dietary restrictions in advance.
The event took place on the 5th floor Sunroom of the Halifax Central Library, September 8th to 11th, 2021. However Long Distance Relationships for Mythical Times will be back again. A second run of the piece is being conceived for the Spring of 2022 between 2b and the Halifax Central Library. Stay tuned for further details.