Zee Zee Theatre Presents My Funny Valentine: Win Tickets

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In honour of its 10th anniversary, Zee Zee Theatre proudly presents the remount of its heartrending masterwork My Funny Valentine at The Dance Centre. Hailed as “exceptionally beautiful” (Vancouver Courier), this three-time Jessie-nominated one-man show was created in response to the tragic 2008 murder of Lawrence King, a 15-year-old shot by his male classmate after asking him to be his valentine. In a series of profoundly moving monologues, Vancouver actor Conor Wylie will take audiences through the minds of those caught in the aftermath of an unspeakable hate crime.


Conor Wylie. Photo by Dahlia Katz.

Zee Zee Theatre Presents My Funny Valentine

Where: The Dance Centre (677 Davie Street, Vancouver)
When: February 7 to 18, 2018
Tickets: Available online now for $27 to $32. 2-for-1 Preview on February 7th at 8:00pm. Contains Coarse Language.

The murder of Lawrence King is widely acknowledged as one of the most prominent gay hate crimes since the 1998 killing of Matthew Shepard. Brandon McInerney was just 14 years old when he shot and killed King in their Oxnard, California junior high school on February 12, 2008. King reportedly asked McInerney to be his Valentine in the days leading up to the incident. King passed away two days later – on Valentine’s Day.

Penned by award-winning Vancouver playwright Dave Deveau, My Funny Valentine was written in the form of several monologues to be heard in the voices of teachers, students, parents, and community members who find themselves caught in the orbit of King’s death. Each one offers poignant and probing reflections on the hate crime, collectively forming a nuanced and diverse tapestry of a community in mourning.

Following its 2011 premiere, My Funny Valentine was honoured with the Sydney Risk Prize for Outstanding Original Script by an Emerging Playwright. Its European debut garnered it a nomination for Ireland’s prestigious Oscar Wilde Award for ‘Best Writing.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away for opening night of My Funny Valentine on February 8th. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 5:00pm on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Follow Zee Zee Theatre on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Update The winner is Fanny!

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17 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. LorenaWednesday, January 17th, 2018 — 7:53pm PST

    Sounds like an orignal and creative perfomance to see for Valentines Day.

  2. Shelley ButcherThursday, January 18th, 2018 — 12:43am PST

    This sounds like such a relevant and and thought-provoking play.

  3. Jason BThursday, January 18th, 2018 — 10:22am PST

    Valentine’s isn’t that a Card Company’s created holiday?

  4. behzadThursday, January 18th, 2018 — 8:04pm PST

    This would be great

  5. LindsayThursday, January 18th, 2018 — 8:29pm PST

    I’m interested!

  6. Kim CFriday, January 19th, 2018 — 7:36am PST

    Always appreciate the opportunity to check out the local theatre scene.

  7. Teresa KFriday, January 19th, 2018 — 3:42pm PST

    I would love to win.

  8. daneSunday, January 21st, 2018 — 9:15am PST

    interested

  9. Bonnie YSunday, January 21st, 2018 — 10:17am PST

    What a sad story.

  10. EileenSunday, January 21st, 2018 — 8:02pm PST

    Would love to go.

  11. Fanny R.Monday, January 22nd, 2018 — 12:08am PST

    Wow, I’d love to see this powerful show!

  12. TammyMonday, January 22nd, 2018 — 5:30pm PST

    Great event to see!

  13. Maegen EastwoodMonday, January 22nd, 2018 — 9:27pm PST

    I want to go!

  14. Cheuk LauMonday, January 22nd, 2018 — 10:10pm PST

    let me take my Valentine

    she is funny too

  15. BevTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 5:28pm PST

    Would love to take my Valentine to see My Funny Valentine! <3

  16. Mark NicolasWednesday, January 24th, 2018 — 1:27pm PST

    This is a nice way to celebrate this coming valentine’s day. We want to see this please 💑

  17. CarolynTuesday, January 30th, 2018 — 11:11pm PST

    Pick me

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