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This Is How We Got Here presented by Western Edge Theatre

November 11, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming, This is How We Got Here follows a close-knit family as they deal with an unexpected loss. A mother, father, aunt, and uncle must learn how to move forward after the trauma and re-learn how to interact with one another with forgiveness, humour, and love.

It’s been a year since Paul and Lucille’s son Craig died by suicide, and their once-solid family bonds are starting to break down. While the now-separated couple tries to honour their son, Lucille’s sister Liset and her husband Jim refuse to discuss their nephew. The ties that keep the four together as sisters, best friends, and spouses are strained by grief and guilt… until a visit from a fox changes everything.

$1 from every ticket sold goes to the Vancouver Island Crisis Society to support their crisis line & youth programs.

“While the material of This is How We Got Here is deep, the show didn’t leave me feeling anything dark. Instead, I was happy to have experienced the talent of everyone involved, and to have gained perspective on what I felt were honest and true reactions to the tragedy of suicide. ”

– Jeff Kerr, Mooney on Theatre

Nominated, Governor General’s Literary Award 2018
Winner, The Carol Bolt Award 2020

Directed by Daniel Puglas
Featuring Qwulipulwut Loha, Damon Mitchell, Martika McLean, Jonathan Greenway

Stage Management: Wendy Wearne
Asst. Stage Management: Ali Scott
Set Design: Tom Rokeby
Lighting Design: Ward Norcutt


November 11, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Western Edge Theatre
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OV Arts Center
25 Victoria Road
Nanaimo, V9R 4N9
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