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Between Breaths at the NAC - SOLD OUT

Thursday, May 09, 2019 8:00PM - 11:00PM
National Arts Centre, Azrieli Studio

**The alumni & friends priced tickets have sold out! A limited number of regular priced tickets are available from the National Arts Centre website**

Award-winning playwright, author and proud Memorial alumnus Dr. Robert Chafe's latest production, Between Breaths, is coming to town and we'd like to offer you a special discounted rate.

Join us on opening night to experience this powerful play.

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Place: National Arts Centre, Azrieli Studio
Time: 8 p.m.
Alumni & Friends Price: $40.19 (+4.5% service fee for total of $42). Regular price: $64.25
To secure alumni pricing, tickets must be purchased by Friday, March 22.

Pre-event social: 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Metropolitan Brasserie Restaurant (700 Sussex Drive). Cash bar and appetizers will be provided.

About Between Breaths

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.

Directed by Artistic Fraud founder Jillian Kieley, Between Breaths played to sold out crowds in St. John's, most recently as a collaboration with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra.

About Dr. Robert Chafe

Dr. Robert Chafe is a St. John’s based playwright whose work has been seen across Canada, the UK, and Australia. He is the author of 18 stage scripts and co-author of another ten.

He is Artistic Director and playwright for Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, where he frequently collaborates with NAC English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley. Two of his plays (Tempting Providence and Butler’s Marsh), published in 2004 by Playwrights Canada Press, were shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Drama. His play Afterimage won the award in 2010. Tempting Providence, directed by Jillian Keiley and produced by Theatre Newfoundland Labrador, is entering its eighth year of national and international touring.

He has been a guest instructor at Memorial University of Newfoundland and the National Theatre School of Canada. In 2018, Dr. Chafe was awarded an honorary degree of letters from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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SOLD OUT! Join us for the opening night of Dr. Robert Chafe's Between Breaths at the National Arts Centre. Special alumni pricing available until March 13.

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