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Runs from Tuesday March 17 2020 to Saturday March 21 2020

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 10 minutes


Belfry Theatre
1291 Gladstone @ Fernwood
Victoria BC V8T 1G5

Play Notes

× By Robert Chafe

Directed by Jillian Keiley

Music Composed and Arranged by The Once

Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland

"Forty tons of muscle, fat, and bone, launched like a rocket. A breach. No one’s entirely sure of why they do it. I might be tempted to say it’s nothing if not joy."

Between Breaths floats through the inspiring career of east coast whale researcher Jon Lien, 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.

Featuring an evocative live score by Newfoundland’s Juno-nominated The Once, this moving work by renowned playwright Robert Chafe (Tempting Providence) examines what it means to find your passion and how to let it go.

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