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The Boy in the Moon


Neworld Theatre (Vancouver) / In partnership with the Rare Disease Foundation
Mar 31–Apr 11, 2020  |  Historic Theatre


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. 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. Directed by Chelsea Haberlin and featuring Marcus Youssef as Ian Brown.
He is the sort of boy no one person can manage alone. That is the price and the marvel of his life.”—Ian Brown
Running Time:
80 minutes, no intermission

Post-show Artist Talkback:
After every performance
Mar 31, 7:30PM: Preview
Apr 1, 7:30PM: Opening
Apr 2–4, 7–11, 7:30PM
Apr 5 & 11, 2PM

Relaxed Performance
April 5, 2 PM

ASL Interpreted Performance
April 10, 7:30 PM

Vocal Eye Performance
April 11, 2 PM

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