You don’t want to miss the latest production by the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC). It’s launching its 40th season with the world premiere of The Boy in the Moon. Written by Emil Sher, this show is based on Ian Brown’s memoir about raising his disabled son Walker. Brown’s Globe and Mail feature stories about Walker’s condition eventually became an award-winning book and now this play re-imagines his and his wife Joanna Schneller’s journey with Walker, who was born with Cardiofaciocutaneous Syndrome (CFC), a rare genetic condition. With the help of the others who shape Walker’s world, these parents grapple with the great challenges and rewards of loving and accepting their son as he is. Director is Eric Coates. “The creative team has designed a theatrical experience that will bring Walker’s world to life; the chaos and calm, the frustrations, pain and happy times,“ says Coates.
Running time of the play is about 85 minutes, with no intermission. The development and production of this play have been made possible by the many donors who contributed to The Charles Dalfen Tribute Fund in support of new Canadian works. For details and tickets, call the box office at 613 236-5196 and see www.gctc.ca.