Festivals & Events

love's comedy

by Henrik Ibsen
The AFC (The Actors’ Fund of Canada)

Dalnavert Museum and Visitors’ Centre
61 Carlton Street
Wheelchair accessible
Capacity 66

Ibsen posits the startling paradox that the first condition of a happy marriage is the absence of love and the first condition of enduring love is the absence of marriage. Love is a possession so glorious that all other things in life are of less worth, yet capable of producing only disastrously illusive effects upon those who have entered into the relations to which it prompts. In Love’s Comedy, Ibsen says in effect, “Be sure you are not in love!” And to those who are, he says, “Part!”

Bruise and batter, / Tear and trample, hoof and tusk; / I have plucked the flower, what matter / Who devours the withered husk? / (Falk.) /

Director: Brian Richardson
The cast is drawn from Winnipeg's professional theatre scene.


Sat Feb 2 1:00pm

2 hours, 15 minutes
Warning: mature subject matter

Tickets: Pay What You Can (suggested donation $15)
At the door:

Box Office opens 1 hour before reading