OCTOBER 2020 | Volume 196


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by Duncan Macmillan
Mitch and Murray Productions
Studio 16, 1555 W. 7th Ave.
Nov. 13-22

Mitch and Murray Productions returns (COVID safety plan in place) with a production of the two-character play LUNGS by Duncan Macmillan.

With director Michael Scholar Jr. at the helm, Mitch and Murray Productions returns with another dynamite play, award winning playwright Duncan Macmillan’sLungs, opening November 13 and running to November 22 at Studio 16 in Vancouver.

The Story: In a time of global anxiety, erratic weather, and political unrest, one couple (played by real life couple Aaron Craven and Kate Craven) wants to have a child but are running out of time. LUNGS is a smart, funny and timely drama that follows a couple through the surprising lifecycle of their relationship, as they grapple with questions of family and change, hope, betrayal, happenstance, and the terrible pain that you can only cause the people you love.

“A dazzling piece…At the core of this play is a beautifully crafted love story that is not only intensely personal but also poignantly universal. …LUNGS has heart. And it never misses a beat.” —Toronto Star.

With 14 Jessie Richardson Award nominations to its name, Mitch and Murray Productions is a theatre company that lives on the edge, with a focus on contemporary, provocative character-driven storytelling. Recent works include the Vancouver premieresof Body Awareness by Annie Baker, Sex with Strangers by Laura Eason and Smart People by Lydia R.Diamond.

With COVID restrictions in mind, Mitch and Murray Productions offers up an elegant two hander with a real-life couple unrestricted in performance possibilities. The play will be staged in the round for small audiences with plenty of space between seats as well as staggered admission to the space. If you’ve missed live theatre and want to return to an exciting safe theatrical space, Lungs may be the show for you.

Show Details: Runs November 13-22, 2020, Tues-Sat 8pm at Studio 16 (1555 West 7th Ave, Vancouver).1pm matinees Sunday November 15, Wednesday November 18 and Sunday November 22. Preview Performance November 12, 8pm.Opening night Friday November 13, 8pm.

Tickets: $14-28. Student/senior pricing and “bubble” group ticket pricing available. Tickets to be on sale at







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