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From November 10
to December 3, 2023

Tickets are $25, $35, $45 (Previews) and $30, $45, $60 (After Opening)


Franco Boni Theatre

Performance Dates

Friday, November 10 – 8pm (Preview)

Saturday, November 11 – 8pm (Preview)

Tuesday, November 14 – 8pm (Preview)

Wednesday, November 15 – 8pm (Opening)

 Thursday, November 16 – 8pm

Friday, November 17 – 8pm

Saturday, November 18 – 2pm/8pm

Sunday, November 19 – 2pm

Tuesday, November 21 – 8pm

Wednesday, November 22 – 2pm/8pm

Thursday, November 23 – 8pm

Friday, November 24 – 8pm

Saturday, November 25 – 2pm/8pm

Sunday, November 26 – 2pm

Tuesday, November 28 – 8pm

Wednesday, November 29 – 2pm/8pm

Thursday, November 30 – 8pm

Friday, December 1 – 8pm

Saturday, December 2 – 2pm/8pm

Sunday, December 3 – 2pm (Closing)

This performance is 120 minutes

Letters From Max, a ritual

By Sarah Ruhl, Based on the book by Sarah Ruhl and Max Ritvo

A Necessary Angel Theatre Company Production

This fall at The Theatre Centre, Necessary Angel Theatre Company will produce the Canadian Premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s new play, Letters From Max, a ritual an adaptation of her award-winning 2018 book. This stunning New York Times Critic’s Pick brings to life the profound connection and friendship between playwright and MacArthur Fellow Sarah Ruhl, and her student, poet Max Ritvo.

Letters From Max, a ritual chronicles Ruhl’s and Ritvo’s epistolary journey together. Their correspondence sparks with humour, urgency, and humanity in the face of the return of Ritvo’s Ewing sarcoma, a rare form of paediatric cancer. “Studded with poems and songs, Letters From Max is a deeply moving portrait of a friendship, and a shimmering exploration of love, art, mortality, and the afterlife.”

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Content Note: Mature language, cancer and death by terminal illness.


By Sarah Ruhl

Based on the book by Sarah Ruhl and Max Ritvo

Directed by Alan Dilworth

Featuring Maev Beaty and Jesse LaVercombe

Set & Costumes Designer- Michelle Tracey

Lighting Designer- Rebecca Picherack

Sound Designer- Debashis Sinha

Production Manager- Rick Banville

Stage Manager- Scarlett Larry