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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Before The Curtain Goes Up: Reflections on Crooked Walking

In this edition David C. Jones chats with playwright Ann Mortifee to learn more about her musical which runs at the Firehall Arts Centre until December 24.

The Firehall Arts Centre, along with The McGrane-Pearson Endowment Fund, presents Ann Mortifee’s Reflections on Crooked Walking.

The Juno Award-nominated family musical tells the story of four people who find themselves as the only ones left awake, surrounded by sleeping townspeople. Their journey in search of a cure for the mysterious sleeping sickness leads them down a surprising path of deeper self-awareness.

“Since announcing Reflections on Crooked Walking as part of The Firehall’s 2023-2024 season, many people have shared memories of seeing it as children or seeing it with their own children while singing snippets of songs and expressing their excitement for this new version,” says Firehall Arts Centre’s artistic producer, Donna Spencer. “We have a stellar cast and I look forward to sharing Ann’s reflections on finding balance in our lives at a time when we look for hope for the future.”

In this edition of Before The Curtain Goes Up, Vancouver Presents contributor David C. Jones chats with playwright Ann Mortifee to learn more.

Reflections on Crooked Walking plays at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 E Cordova St, Vancouver) until December 24. Visit for tickets and information.

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