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  • Captions
  • Live Stream
  • ASL Interpretation

May 6, 2021 - May 9, 2021

The Boy in the Moon

Hosted by The Cultch

Based on Canadian journalist Ian Brown’s memoir of life with his son, The Boy in the Moon tells a deeply moving story about a family’s struggle to raise a child with a severe disability. 

Ian and Johanna Schneller’s son Walker was born with a rare genetic disorder, Cardiofaciocutaneous (CFC) syndrome. It made him unable to talk, eat properly, or take care of himself. The family must face complex issues most of us do our very best to avoid. They say things which in other contexts might seem unforgivable but here are brave and critically necessary. 

The Boy in the Moon is a story of pain and beauty that asks vital questions about family, frailty, and the values we ascribe to human lives, our own, and those around us.

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Accessibility

Viewing with captions will be available for select performances. Plus, we are currently exploring options for an ASL interpreted performance. Check back for updates. 

Organizations

The Cultch

1895 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC, V5L 2H6, Canada

Phone number: 604-251-1766

Email: info@thecultch.com

The Cultch is Vancouver’s most diverse and innovative arts and cultural hub. We operate three theatres, a gallery, and various multi-use spaces in the heart of East Vancouver. We offer dynamic contemporary programming in theatre, dance, music, and the visual arts, bringing world-class cultural presentations to our community. Our purpose is to provide a performance space for diverse audiences, serve as a space for artistic experimentation, develop local companies, and present cutting-edge national and international work.