Canadian Stage presents reWork Productions’ Let’s Run Away, written and performed by Daniel MacIvor. This is MacIvor’s seventh solo show in collaboration with director Daniel Brooks. With their trademark elegance and simplicity, MacIvor tells the story of Peter and his offbeat relationship to an estranged parent.
We discover Peter’s history from his mother’s unpublished memoire. He reads key passages from this book and interjects frequently with prepared “rebuttals.” There are many colourful anecdotes that feature encounters with iconic celebrities like Truman Capote and Sid Vicious. We are given a taste of Peter’s odd performance art—a lip-sync recitation of Virginia’s Woolf’s To the Lighthouse—which reveals thematic echoes to his own story. Continue Reading