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Toronto: Canadian Stage presents “Let’s Run Away” written and performed by Daniel MacIvor October 31-November 17

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The dynamic duo of Daniel MacIvor and Daniel Brooks unite for their seventh collaboration. From the great minds that brought you Here Lies Henry, Monster, Cul-de-sac, and Who Killed Spalding Gray, comes another magnificent solo work, Let’s Run Away, on stage at Canadian Stage’s Berkeley Street Theatre, October 31-November 17.

Considered one of Canada’s the greatest theatrical collaborations, MacIvor and Brooks have spent 30years creating solo works and Let’s Run Away is a celebration of all they have explored about the style. Let’s Run Away is a touching story of love and abandonment that chronicles the life of Peter. Finding his birth mother’s manuscript –a memoir written by a woman who abandoned him twice, once as a baby and once when he was a young man of 13 – Peter decides to put on a show reading from the manuscript. His mother has figured prominently in his life for over fifty years, but judging by his mother's memoir, him not so much in hers.

Deliciously fraught, eccentric, and full of drama, Let’s Run Away is a story of abandonment, family dynamics and identity – who we are to others and how that relates to who we are to ourselves. Taking the audience on a transformative journey from judgement and rage to empathy and tenderness, this striking work is a gloriously captivating solo performance that represents the way we all feel at times –lost.

“It is an absolute honour to welcome these giants of Canadian theatre back to our stage,” says CanadianStage Artistic Director Brendan Healy. “In this masterful new solo work, Brooks and MacIvor havecrafted a remarkable character who embodies the isolation and disconnect that so many of usincreasingly feel. Let’s Run Away is a remarkable lesson in compassion brought to life by two of ourcountry’s greatest theatre makers.”


Written + Performed by Daniel MacIvor

Directed + Dramaturged by Daniel Brooks

Produced by reWork Productions Presented by Canadian Stage

Berkeley Street Theatre – October 31 to November 17

Let’s Run Away is on stage Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 PM, Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 2 and 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM from October 31 through November 17, 2019 at the Berkeley Street Theatre. Tickets are available online at, by phone at 416-368-3110 or in person at the Berkeley Street box office.

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