From Daniel MacIvor, the acclaimed playwright behind A Beautiful View, The Best Brothers, and This is What Happens Next, comes a moving portrait about what we choose to forget and how we decide to move on.

In New Magic Valley Fun Town, Cape Bretoner Dougie hasn’t seen his childhood best friend Allen in thirty years. Based on what can be seen on Facebook, things have changed, but Dougie has no doubt they’ll easily reconnect when Allen comes to visit. With the added flair of Dougie’s ex-wife Cheryl and daughter Sandy, the group spends a night reminiscing, drinking, and dancing. But as the party progresses, shadows from Dougie and Allen’s past come out to play, bringing along tough questions that have to be answered.

The play had a limited run at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre in early 2019. Let’s hope we can once again experience the stage production in the very near future.

Available from Playwrights Canada Press

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Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.