How It Works

Daniel MacIvor
October 16, 2008 - November 02, 2008
Preview - October 15, 2008

Congratulations to Daniel MacIvor for winning the prestigious $100,000 Siminovitch Award for 2008! 



"Daniel MacIvor brings wit and wisdom to this fast-moving story. The dialogue is tight and real... His story is simple enough yet completely engaging. In the hands of this award-winning Canadian playwright, the ordinary can become extraordinary."  Winnipeg Free Press Online

"...How It Works flows effortlessly and effectively, propelled by MacIvor's humour and compassion as well as director Robert Metcalfe's clear-eyed direction."  Kevin Prokosh

When your teenage daughter is struggling with drugs, boys and the law, it’s probably not the best time to start dating. But after suffering through a messy divorce,  Al is looking for a new start. Enter Christine, who not only soothes the scars of Al’s marital breakdown, but may even know what it takes to heal the girl with the angry heart. Told with MacIvor’s characteristic wit, humour and passion for the power of storytelling, How it Works is a moving portrait of how we can recreate the idea of family in the modern world.


See Bob speak about How It Works

"This is a wise, witty and warm family drama, shot through with in-sights about the human condition. Only the truly gifted playwright can whisk an audience from laughter to tears and back again in a matter of moments"  Toronto Star

Director - Robert Metcalfe
Set & Costumes - Tamara Kucheran
Lighting Designer - Ereca Hassell
Stage Manager - Michelle Lagassé
Assist. Stage Manager - Niklaas Dethmers

Deidre Gillard-Rowlings              
Christopher Sigurdson
RobYn Slade                              
Miriam Smith 

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