Premiered April 2018

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

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.

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

40 Days and 40 Nights

The Theatre Centre, Toronto
April 25 - May 6, 2018

The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby
May 22 - May 26, 2018
Studio Theatre Reserved
6450 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Progress Lab 1422, Vancouver
May 31 - June 2 2018
1422 William St,
Vancouver, BC

A Co-production of Necessary Angel Theatre Company, Electric Company Theatre & The Theatre Centre

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