FEBRUARY 2024 | Volume 236


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Christiaan Westerveld and Kate Craven. Credit Shimon Photo.

An Intervention
by Mike Bartlett
Mitch and Murray Productionis
Performance Works, Granville Island
Mar. 8-17

Mitch and Murray Productions presents the Canadian Premiere of
An Intervention by Mike Bartlett

Mitch and Murray Productions is proud to present the Canadian premiere of An Intervention from Friday, March 8 to Sunday, March 17, 2024 at Performance Works on Granville Island.

Written by Olivier Award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett and directed by Aaron Craven, An Intervention is a touching and funny play about what happens when you hate your best friend.

An exploration of friendship, responsibility and the murky territory that exists at the boundary between them, two long-time friends are deeply divided over a foreign war in the Middle East. The more present dilemma for them is one of intervention – when is it right to intervene in a friend's personal conflict?

"We live in polarizing times where even the closest of friendships can fracture over a political divide," says Craven. "An Intervention by Mike Bartlett examines the age of outrage with razor-sharp intellect, wit, and empathy. It's not a prescriptive story, but a nuanced and beautiful examination of two humans and friends buckling under the strain of modern-day anxieties. It's the perfect play for our times."

An Intervention is a timely and moving story about friendships, mental health, and what we owe to the closest people in our lives.

"Engaged, entertaining, and forthright...not only politically engaged but also fiercely uncompromising in its mission to entertain." – Exeunt Magazine

"Incisive, intimate, closely focused...has Bartlett's astute wit and extraordinary ability to pinpoint the way maturity can suddenly slip away." – Financial Times

"Superb...intensely dramatic." – WhatsOnStage

"Nimble and elegant...a smart two-hander." – The Stage

Credits for An Intervention:
Written by:  Mike Bartlett
Directed by:  Aaron Craven
Performances by:  Kate Craven and Christiaan Westerveld
Set Design by:  David Roberts
Lighting Design by:  Hina Nishioka
Stage Management by:  Susan Currie

March 8-17, 2024 | Performance Works | 1218 Cartwright Street

Opening Night:  Friday, March 8 at 8:00pm

Preview:  March 7 at 8:00pm

Performance Times:  March 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, & 16 at 8:00pm

Matinees:  March 10, 13, & 17 at 1:00pm

Post-Show Talkback:  Friday, March 15

Tickets:  $15-$35 | Available online at

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About Mitch and Murray Productions:
Mitch and Murray Productions is a critically acclaimed theatre and film production company based in Vancouver, B.C. Our plays have been nominated for 17 Jessie Richardson awards and our films have screened in festivals throughout North America. We produce contemporary, character-driven plays from the global stage which are provocative, entertaining, and relatable to a modern diverse audience base.


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