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The Boy in the Moon

MAR 31–APR 11, 2020 | Hisotric Theatre


About the Show

Written by Emil Sher, and based on Canadian journalist Ian Brown’s memoir of life with his son, The Boy in the Moon tells a deeply moving story about a family raising a child with a severe disability. Ian and Johanna Schneller’s son, Walker, was born with a rare genetic disorder, Cardiofaciocutaneous (CFC) syndrome. It made him unable to talk, eat properly, or take care of himself. The family must face complex issues most of us do our very best to avoid. Directed by Chelsea Haberlin and featuring Marcus Youssef as Ian Brown.

The Boy in the Moon is a story of pain and beauty that asks vital questions about family, frailty, and the values we ascribe to human lives—our own, and those around us.
Show supported in memory of Beryl Wilson.

Presenting Company
Neworld Theatre (Vancouver)
Venue Location
Historic Theatre
1895 Venables St.
Running Time
80 minutes, no intermission
Mar 31, 7:30PM: Preview
Apr 1, 7:30PM: Opening
Apr 2–4, 7–11, 7:30PM
Apr 5 & 11, 2PM

Post-show Artist Talkback:
After every performance
Accessibility Performances

ASL Interpreted Performance
April 10, 7:30 PM

Vocal Eye Performance
April 11, 2 PM

Relaxed Performance
April 5, 2 PM

More info about Accessibility at The Cultch

Box Office
Phone: 604.251.1363
Address: 1895 Venables St.

He is the sort of boy no one person can manage alone. That is the price and the marvel of his life.”—Ian Brown

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Partner Restaurants

Grabbing a bite before or after the show?
You’ll receive 15% off your total food bill from the following restaurants when showing your same day ticket or receipt:

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria |1380 Commercial Drive
Havana Restaurant |1212 Commercial Drive
La Tana and Vini Volpe | 635 Commercial Drive
Storm Crow Tavern |1305 Commercial Drive


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