Delinquent Theatre Never the Last

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Delinquent Theatre presents the world premiere of Christine Quintana and Molly MacKinnon‘s romantic yet tragic tale, Never the Last, April 9–20, 2019, as part of the SeeMore Theatre Series.

Images of Anton Lipovetsky, Christine Quintana and Molly MacKinnon. Photo and art by Bold Rezolution Studio.

Delinquent Theatre – Never the Last

When: April 9–20, 2019
Where: Vancouver Civic Theatre’s Annex (823 Seymour St, Vancouver)
Tickets: Available online now. $30, Students/Seniors: $25, Pay What You Can (April 17): $10 online / PWYC at the door.

Inspired by the life story of Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté, an enormously innovative early twentieth century composer, the drama follows her 10-year marriage with the celebrated expressionist painter Walter Gramatté. Set to a live score of Eckhardt-Gramatté’s solo violin works, the multimedia presentation blends movement and text to tell a heartbreaking tale of adventure, poverty, and strife.

Created by 2017 Siminovitch Protégé Prize-winning playwright and actor Christine Quintana and gifted violinist Molly MacKinnon, Never the Last was conceived out of MacKinnon’s curiosity with Eckhardt-Gramatté.

Born in Moscow in 1899, Eckhardt-Gramatté studied violin, piano, and composition at the Conservatoire de Paris. She embarked on several concert tours in Western Europe where she performed her own compositions. During her research, MacKinnon discovered that many of Eckhardt-Gramatté’s innovative and experimental works were nearly lost in her male-dominated field before her immigration to Canada in 1950. MacKinnon approached Quintana with a vision to create Never the Last and help bring this gifted female composer’s tremendous life and legacy to the forefront.

Performed by MacKinnon, Quintana, and Anton Lipovetsky, the love story unfolds in Berlin, 1919, where violin prodigy and composer Sophie-Carmen meets Walter, a German painter and war veteran in poor health. She is passionate, rude, and musically gifted; he is witty, emotional, and compassionate. Yet, their chemistry is undeniable.

Win a Date Night

I have a pair of tickets to give away to opening night of Never the Last PLUS $75 for dinner at Cibo Trattoria!

Cibo Trattoria serves up authentic Italian cuisine prepared in a traditional manner with ethically sourced, seasonal and local ingredients and showcases rustic elegance on each plate.

Here’s how you can enter to win this date night:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, April 5, 2019.

UPDATE: The winner is Lisa!

34 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. j. jamesTuesday, April 2nd, 2019 — 9:53am PDT

    Entering and following for this contest

  2. Emmy KTuesday, April 2nd, 2019 — 10:05am PDT

    This would definitely be something which I’ve never experienced before. Thanks for the chance to try out something new!

  3. Bonnie YTuesday, April 2nd, 2019 — 10:19am PDT

    Dinner and a play sounds good.

  4. RayTuesday, April 2nd, 2019 — 11:04am PDT

    Sounds like a great experience.

  5. Lorraine GrandeTuesday, April 2nd, 2019 — 11:06am PDT

    The fact that this is a true life story, makes this extra-special! Sounds like a wonderful evening of this “World Premiere!”

  6. JanineTuesday, April 2nd, 2019 — 11:36am PDT

    Fingers crossed ftw

  7. Kirsten FisherTuesday, April 2nd, 2019 — 12:17pm PDT

    This sounds awesome! Thanks for the contest!

  8. Christina KosiancicTuesday, April 2nd, 2019 — 2:12pm PDT

    This looks like an interesting performance, live music, live bio theater experience and a delicious dinner what more could you ask for! 🙂

  9. MARY TTuesday, April 2nd, 2019 — 5:01pm PDT

    I would love this!

  10. JazzyTuesday, April 2nd, 2019 — 8:34pm PDT

    I would like to attend!

  11. EileenTuesday, April 2nd, 2019 — 9:39pm PDT

    I’d love to go!

  12. Terry BodalyTuesday, April 2nd, 2019 — 10:42pm PDT

    This sounds amazing!

  13. Sophie BrassardTuesday, April 2nd, 2019 — 10:55pm PDT

    Entering to win tickets!

  14. Sandy KeaneTuesday, April 2nd, 2019 — 10:55pm PDT

    OMG! A supergroup of talent come together for one show! I will absolutely see it anyway, but dinner would be awesome.

  15. Mitchell SchmidtTuesday, April 2nd, 2019 — 11:23pm PDT

    This sounds like such a beautiful and creative work of art!

  16. Shelley ButcherWednesday, April 3rd, 2019 — 1:54am PDT

    This would be an amazing date night!

  17. leanaWednesday, April 3rd, 2019 — 10:32am PDT

    I would love to take my mom on this evening out!

  18. KateWednesday, April 3rd, 2019 — 10:41am PDT

    This would make for an amazing date night! ?

  19. RenateWednesday, April 3rd, 2019 — 10:48am PDT

    I think this evening would please all 5 senses – sound, sight, taste, smell and touch.

  20. Rebecca kWednesday, April 3rd, 2019 — 10:50am PDT

    Yes please

  21. marianneWednesday, April 3rd, 2019 — 12:14pm PDT

    A night out to remember

  22. Jason bWednesday, April 3rd, 2019 — 2:38pm PDT


  23. Sunshine HWednesday, April 3rd, 2019 — 5:01pm PDT

    That sounds like a great date night!

  24. Lisa WagnerWednesday, April 3rd, 2019 — 6:26pm PDT

    This was my favourite show at the Revolver festival 2 years ago!

  25. Samantha ReevesThursday, April 4th, 2019 — 6:28am PDT

    Sounds like fun!

  26. KarenThursday, April 4th, 2019 — 9:07pm PDT

    Oh, this is a wonderful prize!

  27. GregoryThursday, April 4th, 2019 — 9:07pm PDT

    This would be a great evening.

  28. JonathanThursday, April 4th, 2019 — 9:08pm PDT

    Wonderful! Yes, please.

  29. BehzadFriday, April 5th, 2019 — 6:49am PDT

    would love to go

  30. MelissaFriday, April 5th, 2019 — 6:53am PDT

    I would love to win this!

  31. NeenaFriday, April 5th, 2019 — 7:59am PDT

    That’s an awesome date night thanks.

  32. PatFriday, April 5th, 2019 — 9:23am PDT

    I could use a date night!

  33. WesFriday, April 5th, 2019 — 9:42am PDT

    Date night!

  34. MichelleFriday, April 5th, 2019 — 11:12am PDT

    My husband and I were just saying how we’re due for a date night. Italian food and a show? Sounds perfect!

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