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"A pornographic Elegy with Redeeming Social Value and a Hymn to the Queer Men of San Francisco in Twenty Telephone Calls"


Mike and J.R. have never met and never touched. But together, they can feel each other through their conversations. Their telephone cords become a lifeline. We’re transported to 1985 and the rise of the AIDS crisis in a period where death is an everyday matter, where people have risked so much just to love. By picking up the call from playwright Robert Chesley, we give voice to a generation marginalized by history. What we see on stage is honest, without shame and therefore transcends the sexual act to lay bare our humanity or lack thereof. It’s a moment in theatre that is gay and American, and at the same time, for everyone and Manitoban.

Content warnings: 18+

Contains nudity and simulated sexual acts.

‍French and English subtitles available on our tablets at every performance.