Steve O'Connell © Paul Daly
Theatre Drama
“Between Breaths is a compelling and compassionate show.”  The Telegram
  • By Robert Chafe
  • Music Composed and Arranged By The Once
  • Directed by Jillian Keiley

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. 

Performance is approximately 70 minutes with no intermission.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
May 6
May 7
  • 8:00 PM Preview
May 8
  • 8:00 PM Preview
May 9
  • 8:00 PM Opening Night
May 10
  • 8:00 PM
May 11
  • 2:00 PM Matinee
  • 8:00 PM
May 12
May 13
May 14
  • 8:00 PM
May 15
  • 8:00 PM Talkback
May 16
  • 8:00 PM Talkback
May 17
  • 8:00 PM
May 18
  • 2:00 PM Matinee
  • 8:00 PM
May 19
Steve O'Connell © Paul Daly

Artists

  • By Robert Chafe
  • Music Composed and Arranged By The Once
  • Directed by Jillian Keiley
  • Featuring Steve O’Connell, Berni Stapleton, Darryl Hopkins, Steve Maloney, Brianna Gosse and Kevin Woolridge
  • Musical Director Kellie Walsh
  • Costume and Set Designer Shawn Kerwin
  • Lighting Designer Leigh Ann Vardy
  • Sound Designer Brian Kenny
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