First Metis Man of Odesa

Matt and Masha's love spans continents, but distance can't tame their passionate connection. After meeting on a theatre research trip in Kyiv, a Canadian Playwright and a Ukrainian artist spark up a romance that takes them from the beaches of the Black Sea to the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, through the onset of a global pandemic and the eruption of a brutal war, plus many moments of joy through it all including marriage and the birth of their son.

A World Premiere from the creator of the critically acclaimed play, Bears. Based on actual events, this captivating real-life love story is set against the backdrop of the COVID pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Award-winning playwright Matthew MacKenzie joins forces with his wife, award-winning Ukrainian actress Mariya Khomutova, to tell the story of their COVID courtship and share an intimate perspective on the personal impacts of the war in Ukraine.

Performance Dates:

Thursday, March 30 - 8pm

Friday, March 31 - 8pm

Saturday, April 1 - 8pm

Sunday, April 2 - 3pm

Tuesday, April 4 - 8pm*

Wednesday, April 5 - 1pm

Thursday, April 6 - 8pm

Friday, April 7 - 8pm

Saturday, April 8 - 3pm

Saturday, April 8 - 8pm

*This performance will be followed by a talk-back with Andrew Kushnir


Category: Arts | Performing Arts | Theatre | Stage


General Admission: CAD 27.50