The World Premiere of Instantaneous Blue

By Mitch and Murray Productions (other events)

16 Dates Through Jan 22, 2023

Mitch and Murray Productions presents the world premiere of Instantaneous Blue by Aaron Craven from Friday, January 6 to Sunday, January 22, 2023 at The Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island.

The play follows Edward and Sara as they navigate the journey of welcoming their first child into life while shepherding Edward’s declining parents out of it. Their relationship frays as they maneuver the endless challenges of a disease that is God-like in its mysterious ways. Caught between the worlds of assembling IKEA baby cribs and visiting gerontologists, between finding time for sex and searching the city for a lost mother, and between navigating professional obligations and familial disaster, Sara and Edward are pushed to the emotional brink. Will they or won’t they make it through?

Instantaneous Blue, a semi-autobiographical portrait of a family’s struggle with dementia, is Aaron Craven’s first full-length play. Both his parents simultaneously fell into decline with dementia and Alzheimer’s. His experience as a member of the “sandwich generation” – a generation of middle-aged people who raise children while parenting their parents – along with his experience as a curator of plays and advocacy work in the world of dementia was the catalyst for creating this new work.

A script that is written from the heart, Instantaneous Blue is Mitch and Murray Productions’ first original Canadian work. Partial ticket proceeds to The Alzheimer Society of BC.

Directed by David Mackay. Featuring Patti Allan, Eric Breker, Leslie Dos Remedios, Charlie Gallant, Olivia Hutt, Tom McBeath and Jesse Miller.

Performances to note:

POST-SHOW TALKBACK after the Sunday January 15th matinee, hosted by The Alzheimer Society of BC.

SENIORS ONLY matinee, 1pm Wednesday January 11th. Admission to seniors 60 plus only (caregivers admitted upon request). Masks required. Limited size audience. This is a specially produced performance for seniors who face barriers to attendance because of health concerns.

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN performance Wednesday January 11th, 8pm. Masks required. This performance is an affordable option for those facing socioeconomic barriers and/or with heightened health concerns.

TWO-FOR-ONE TUESDAYS January 10th and 17th, 8pm.

*Content warning - the play contains sexuality, course language and scenes of physical struggle.

With support from The Canada Council for the Arts, The BC Arts Council, The McLean Foundation and Metro Vancouver.


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