2019-05-07 20:00 2019-05-18 22:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Between Breaths

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/18800

An Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland (St. John's) Production

In the final moments of his extraordinary life, east coast whale researcher Jon Lien tried desperately to tell his wife something, which she struggled to understand. Between Breaths floats through the inspiring career of the man who freed more than 500 whales from fishing nets. From his unexpected first encounter with a whale, Lien worked to earn the trust of the injured giants, as well as the fishermen whose nets...

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Azrieli Studio,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
May 7 - 18, 2019
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Theatre Drama
“Between Breaths is a compelling and compassionate show. ” The Telegram
  • ≈ 70 minutes · No intermission
NAC English Theatre Collaboration

An Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland (St. John's) Production

In the final moments of his extraordinary life, east coast whale researcher Jon Lien tried desperately to tell his wife something, which she struggled to understand.

Between Breaths floats through the inspiring career of the man who freed more than 500 whales from fishing nets. From his unexpected first encounter with a whale, Lien worked to earn the trust of the injured giants, as well as the fishermen whose nets accidentally entrapped them.

With an evocative, live score by The Once, this moving work by renowned playwright Robert Chafe (The Colony of Unrequited Dreams) examines what it means to find your passion and how to let it go. 

Artists

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    Playwright Robert Chafe
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    Composers The Once
  • Director Jillian Keiley
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    Jon Steve O’Connell
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    Judy Berni Stapleton
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    Wayne Darryl Hopkins
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    Musician Brianna Gosse
  • steve-maloney-headshot
    Musician Steve Maloney
  • Musician Kevin Woolridge
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    Additional arrangements Duane Andrews
  • Musical Direction Kellie Walsh
  • Dramaturgy Sarah Garton Stanley (SGS)
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    Set and Costume Designer Shawn Kerwin
  • Sound Designer and Technical Director Brian Kenny
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    Assistant Director Sharon King-Campbell
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    Assistant Lighting Designer Emily Soussana
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    Stage Manager and Production Manager Mara Bredovskis
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    Assistant Sound Designer Pat Dempsey
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    Managing Producer Patrick Foran