40 Days and 40 Nights

Co-produced by Necessary Angel Theatre Company, Electric Company Theatre, and The Theatre Centre

The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. West
April 25–May 6, 2018

Tickets: Preview $17 | Rush (at door) $20 | General (advanced) $22.50
Service charges may apply
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Armed with the magical poetry of Persian poet Hafez, the musings of French philosopher Alain Badiou, and impossible questions, two lovers on a spiritual quest challenge themselves to live for 40 days and 40 nights making all choices based in Love. Mysterious, symbolic, and intimate, the couple is transformed through ceremony, tenderness, wisdom, and the sheer force of love itself.

A sensorial, ritualistic, celebration for the performers and the audience, 40 Days and 40 Nights is an investigation of the nature of love; how to contemplate love, how to talk about love, and how to be open to the possibility of love.

A show-in-motion, each performance of 40 Days and 40 Nights invites the audience into the conversation, offering them agency in the story, and embedding them in the feeling of love.

Created and Performed By: Daniel Brooks and Kim Collier
Consulting Director and Dramaturg: Jennifer Tarver
Composition and Sound Design: Andrew Creeggan
Additional Composition and Sound: Debashis Sinha
Scenographer: Ken Mackenzie
Assistant Set & Costume Designer: Lindsay Dagger Junkin
Associate Lighting Designer: Jennifer Lennon
Stage Manager: Michelle Galuszka
Creative Assistant: Lucy McNulty

Initially developed through The Theatre Centre’s Tracy Wright Global Archive, and further workshopped by Necessary Angel Theatre Company and Electric Company Theatre

Wednesday, April 25 – 8:00PM – Preview. PWYC available at the door (cash only) 2 Hours before the performance.
Thursday, April 26 – 6:30PM – Necessary Angel’s 40th Anniversary Party. For more information and tickets click here.
Friday, April 27 – 8:00PM – Opening
Saturday, April 28 – 8:00PM
Sunday, April 29 – 2:00PM
Tuesday, May 1 – 8:00PM
Wednesday, May 2 – 8:00PM
Thursday, May 3 – 8:00PM
Friday, May 4 – 8:00PM
Saturday, May 5 – 8:00PM
Sunday, May 6 – 2:00PM

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes