McManus Stage

The Boy in the Moon

"Deeply poignant" - The Globe and Mail

"Gripping" - Now Magazine

The Boy in the Moon

a crow's theatre production
by emil sher based on a book by ian brown
directed by chris abraham
starring kelly mcnamee, liisa repo-martell, and david storch

November 20 to December 1, 2018
McManus Stage
Opens November 21

The true story of a family’s journey of raising their son Walker, severely disabled due to a rare genetic disorder. This award-winning memoir by CBC Radio and Globe and Mail journalist Ian Brown, powerful and moving in print, is even more extraordinary on stage. Director Chris Abraham reflects upon the impact of the play in that “it challenges us to think about the fundamentally fragile and uncertain nature of parenting and of life."

“Raw honesty abounds in this production. It begins with Ian’s story, is illuminated by Emil’s theatricality, and explodes with the bold acting of the Crow’s Theatre company. It left me shattered when I saw this production, and I will never forget it. Never.” – Dennis Garnhum


The Wednesday Speakeasy
November 28

The Boy in the Moon

The Cast

Kelly McNamee
Liisa Repo-Martell
David Storch

Production Team

Chris Abraham
Shannon Lea Doyle
Set and Costume Designer
André du Toit
Lighting Designer
Kimberly Purtell
Lighting Designer
Remington North
Video Designer & Production Manager
Thomas Ryder Payne
Sound Designer
Deanna H. Choi
Assistant Sound Designer
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