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One Discordant Violin by 2b Theatre

February 2, 2018 - February 11, 2018

Beauty is found in unexpected places.

A duet for storyteller and violinist based on a short story by Yann Martel (Life of Pi), One Discordant Violin explores a transformative encounter with an unlikely composer, asking what happens when we reach for what is beyond our grasp.

This world premiere brings together an extraordinary creative team including husband and wife Anthony Black and Ann-Marie Kerr whose seminal collaboration Invisible Atom won awards and accolades around the world. It features a live score by Jacques Mindreau, whose violin playing is intricate, haunting, and extraordinarily inventive, and innovative sound designer Aaron Collier, well known for deft, emotional, and creative music and theatre projects with his company Heist. Award-winning projection designer Nick Bottomley applies a distinctive and magical visual approach.


Anthony Black, Writer/Adapter, Actor, Set Designer, and Co-Director
Ann-Marie Kerr, Co-Director
Jacques Mindreau, Violinist and Co-Composer
Aaron Collier, Sound Designer and Co-Composer
Nick Bottomley, Projection and Lighting Designer
Sylvia Bell, Stage Manager and Production Manager
Patricia Vinluan, Technical Director
Anna Shepard, Assistant Director and Assistant Sound Designer
Miranda Bowron, Production Assistant

For 2b
Christian Barry, Artistic Co-Director
Anthony Black, Artistic Co-Director
Colleen MacIsaac, Managing Director
Karen Gross, Producer
Rebecca Desmarais, Tour Producer
Louisa Adamson, Director of Production
Aaron Collier, Designer-in-Residence
Shauntay Grant, Playwright-in-Residence
Anna Shepard, Emerging Artist-in-Residence

Ticketing details

Performed Feb 2 to 11 @ 8:00PM

Online sales: http://www.tickethalifax.com/events/49906429/one-discordant-violin

Early bird tickets will be available until January 1st, at which point General Admission tickets will be $30 and Underwaged tickets will be $20. If any tickets are available at the door, they will be $35 and $25 respectively.

Underwaged tickets are available to anyone with limited disposable income, including (but not limited to) students, arts workers, and seniors on fixed incomes.

Access 2b

Want to see One Discordant Violin, but can’t afford it right now? Find details about our Access 2b program here:http://bit.do/access-2b
2b is a member of the Culture Access Pass program for newcomers to Canada:

2b newbie

If you bring a friend who has never seen a 2b show to One Discordant Violin, you’ll both save 20% when you use the promo code NEWBIE.

Thanks and acknowledgements

2b gratefully acknowledges support from the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia’s Department of Communities, Culture, and Heritage, Arts Nova Scotia, the Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, Business for the Arts, Port of Halifax, Office Interiors, and Red Door Realty, as well as our Emerging Artist Donor, RBC.

One Discordant Violin is based on the short story “The Time I Heard the Private Donald J. Rankin String Concerto with One Discordant Violin, by the American Composer John Morton” by Yann Martel, from The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, published by Knofpf Canada in 1993.


February 2, 2018
February 11, 2018
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The Bus Stop Theatre
2203 Gottingen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K3B5 Canada
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