Ed­i­tor’s choice

The Georgia Straight - - Arts -

WHEN HATE MEETS LOVE My Funny Valen­tine was hon­oured with the Jessie Richard­son The­atre Awards’ Syd­ney Risk Prize for an out­stand­ing orig­i­nal script by an emerg­ing play­wright when it de­buted in 2011—and small won­der. Zee Zee The­atre’s Dave De­veau deftly in­ter­wove mono­logues to show how a com­mu­nity deals with the af­ter­math of a ho­mo­pho­bic hate crime—in this case, the real, heart­break­ing mur­der of 15-year-old Larry King. If you missed it the first time around, it’s worth catch­ing and, un­for­tu­nately, as timely as ever: Zee Zee is bring­ing the play back here, af­ter a trip to Toronto’s Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, to com­mem­o­rate the mur­der’s 10th an­niver­sary.

My Funny Valen­tine runs from Wed­nes­day (Fe­bru­ary 7) to Fe­bru­ary 18 at the Sco­tia­bank Dance Cen­tre.

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