NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Music is the only thing that matters in the life of celebrated concert pianist Liv Stein. When her son Henri dies, she gives it all up - the piano, her career, her marriage, herself. But the unexpected visit of a young promising piano student claiming to have shared Henri's last couple of years forces Liv to face past demons she is trying to forget. A mysterious pact is made that seems to reawaken Liv's will to Liv... Canadian Stage Artistic and General Director Matthew Jocelyn directs this suspenseful and exquisitely crafted drama by one of the most prodigious young voices in new German theatre.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PREMIERE
"Liv Stein is a unique and unexpected examination of the relationship between truth and happiness. If something makes us happy, does it have to be true? In a moment when our fundamental relationship to truth is being challenged, this work provokes the audience to consider the shades of grey in what we think of as black and white"
- MATTHEW JOCELYN, DIRECTOR
Marc-Andre Blanchard, Nicola Correia-Damude, Caroline Gillis, Leslie Hope, Sheila Ingabire-Isaro, Geraint Wyn Davies
★★★ 1/2 (out of 4) "Smart and sly... a thoroughly enjoyable and unpredictable evening"
– THE GLOBE AND MAIL
"A bold, confident work... a fine mirror for a time of political turbulence and unreliable media. See it."
– DIGITAL JOURNAL
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- Bluma Appel Theatre
- Run Time: 105 minutes (no intermission)
- Canadian Stage produces and presents contemporary performance intended for a broadly diverse audience. We do not offer advisories about the content or subject matter of any production as sensitivities can vary greatly from person to person. If you have any questions about content or age-appropriateness, please contact the box office at 416.368.3110.
WRITTEN BYNino Haratischwili
TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN BYBirgit Schreyer Duarte
DIRECTED BYMatthew Jocelyn
ASSISTANT DIRECTORAlistair Newton
SET & COSTUME DESIGNERDebra Hanson
LIGHTING DESIGNERMichael Walton
SOUND DESIGNERLyon Smith
STAGE MANAGERMichael Hart
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERAJ Laflamme
Geraint Wyn Davies
Post-show TalkbacksQ&A with the cast & creative team of Liv Stein
February 9 following the performance.