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Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland's
Between Breaths

Presented by the Arts & Culture Centres

April 10 Stephenville | April 12 Corner Brook 
April 16 
Grand Falls-Windsor | April 18 Gander 
October 11 
Labrador West

Between Breaths


Following a completely sold out run last summer and most recently Between Breaths Orchestral with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Between Breaths is now touring the province's Ars & Culture Centres as part of the #ACCPresents series!

Well known in Newfoundland as "The Whale Man", Dr. Jon Lien during the course of his work pioneered techniques for rescuing whales entrapped in fishing nets. Often risking his very life in the water with the formidable and frightened animals, Dr. Lien would seek to earn their trust as much as the fishermen’s. He looked for the best way to free whales while doing as little damage to the fishing gear as possible. His efforts saved the lives of over 500 animals and earned him the hard-won respect of the island’s fishermen. Despite his risky work, Lien’s biggest fight came at the hands of a lengthy illness, the suspected long-term result of a random highway accident. He passed away in 2010, but not before his body was slowly conquered over 8 years by progressing immobility and dementia.

Between Breaths jumps time backward, from the final moments of Lien’s life – in a wheelchair and dealing with brain damage – to his very first whale intervention. As his life becomes further and further confined, his mind stretches itself in memories of release and salvation.

Written by Robert Chafe
Directed by Jillian Keiley
Original music composed by The Once
Featuring: Steve O’Connell, Berni Stapleton, Darryl Hopkins, Steve Maloney, Brianna Gosse, & Kevin Woolridge
Stage Manager: Mara Bredovskis
Musical Direction: Kellie Walsh
Producer & Tour Manager: Patrick Foran
Costume & Set Design: Shawn Kerwin
Lighting Design: Leigh Ann Vardy
Assistant Lighting Design: Emily Sousanna
Sound Design & Technical Director: Brian Kenny
Assistant Sound Design: Pat Dempsey


TICKETS:  $35 Each | $25 Students (HST & service charge included)

DATES & LOCATION: Click a date to purchase tickets for that Centre

April 10 - STEPHENVILLE, Arts & Culture Centre

April 12 - CORNER BROOK, Arts & Culture Centre

April 16 - GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts

April 18 - GANDER, Joseph R Smallwood Arts & Culture Centre

October 11 - LABRADOR WEST, Arts & Culture Centre

SHOWTIME: 8:00 pm


SHOW LENGTH: 90 mins


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