My Funny Valentine

February 19 to March 2
8pm Tuesdays through Fridays
5pm & 9pm Saturdays
2pm Sunday matinees
1pm Wednesday matinees

“exceptionally beautiful piece of work…meticulously scripted characters shot through with contradictions…simply superb”  – Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier


A death goes far beyond its immediate surroundings: it echoes through a community. On February 11, 2008, in California, 14-year-old Lawrence King asked his classmate Brandon McInerney to be his valentine. The next day, McInerney shot King twice in the head. After being declared brain-dead, but left on life support, King passed away on February 14, 2008 – Valentine’s Day.

The critically acclaimed, Jessie-nominated My Funny Valentine enters the minds of six people on the fringes of a murder that will forever affect them, and invites the audience to search through the confusing and chaotic implications of this death to find their own humanity.


What the Critics are saying about My Funny Valentine:

“Lipovetsky’s delivery was so true on opening night that I had to swallow sobs.” – Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight

“The characters in My Funny Valentine were compelling and nuanced. Their distances from the action allowed what could have been a straightforward real-life horror story to unfold like a murder mystery, a whydunit where the answer will never make any sense”  – Mark Leiren-Young, Vancouver Sun

“Lipovetsky is a bright-eyed, eager, engaging young actor who embraces each of the characters with a thoughtful sensitivity to their idiosyncrasies.” – Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier

“The play transports the audience through gales of laughter, moments of clarity, fits of rage, and places of aching, compassionate sorrow…. We are left questioning what can possibly be done to stop this from continuing to happen – a heartbreaking and relevant question in recent months.”  – Brian Patterson, Laura Murray PR


A Firehall Arts Centre Presentation
Produced by Zee Zee Theatre
Created and Written by Dave Deveau
Directed by Cameron Mackenzie

Featuring Anton Lipovetsky