Announcing the Atlantic Canadian Premiere of Lets Run Away, the latest show from the legendary team of Daniel MacIvor and Daniel Brooks
2b theatre company and reWork Productions are co-producing the Atlantic Canadian Premiere of Daniel MacIvor’s Lets Run Away. Running from April 12th-23rd at the Bus Stop Theatre, Let’s Run Away is written and performed by Daniel MacIvor, directed and dramaturged by Daniel Brooks.
Let’s Run Away is a chance for Peter to tell us a story. And Peter’s a bit stressed. He has an unpublished memoir. It was written by someone who abandoned him. Peter wants to read us the parts about him. And if Peter can keep his cool, and if the people who work at the theatre can help him set everything up, and if the audience can just give him a little bit of their time and their attention and their silence, maybe he can tell everyone something about who we really are and who we are to others and who we might be to ourselves when we’re alone. And maybe that can make it all a little bit easier.
Daniel MacIvor on his relationship with Daniel Brooks: “Let’s Run Away feels like it comes from both a connection to the first work we made together in ’89, House – the character of Victor feels like close kin to our current Peter – and also from questions Brooks and I are asking inside our work and friendship. How do we fit into the current theatre climate? How do we fit in the world? Big questions. But at the end of the day, like all of the work we’ve done, Let’s Run Away continues our exploration of the outsider looking for a way in, and ideas about how the self exists on the stage. We’re always trying to do something personal, and in that, to make something that feels true, something good.”
2b is honoured to be hosting a show built by Canadian theatre icons. “I grew up in what I sometimes call the MacIvor generation,” says 2b’s Artistic Director, Christian Barry. “Honestly, for me, Brooks and MacIvor were so incredibly influential. They have been telling stories with heart and humour, creating shows that demonstrate the pinnacle of Canadian stagecraft. And maybe most importantly, their shows remind us that the audience is not only present but an integral part of the experience of a live show. At a MacIvor show, you’re not just a witness, you’re an integral part of the conversation.”
About 2b theatre company
Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2b theatre company creates, develops, and presents works for the regional, national, and international stages. 2b is celebrated at home in Halifax and across Canada as a driving artistic voice that creates vital theatre for the world stage. We have presented work on five continents, 13 countries, and 65 cities, from Halifax to Hanover, Edmonton to Edinburgh, and Toronto to Tasmania. We have won awards and accolades the world over.
reWork is a multimedia company with a focus on the continued development of production through workshops and international touring. Their creative energies are equally focused on all elements of production: performance, text, direction, design, and marketing. They believe that this work is an essential service to the human spirit and aspire to both enlighten and entertain.