40 Days and 40 Nights

Performed and Created by Daniel Brooks and Kim Collier

Consulting Director and Dramaturg:  Jennifer Tarver
Composer:  Andrew Creeggan
Additional Composition and Sound: Debashis Sinha
Designer:  Ken Mackenzie
Artistic Associate: Lucy McNulty
Partners in Creation: Electric Company Theatre, Necessary Angel Theatre Company , The Tracy Wright Global Archive at The Theatre Centre

Workshopped in 2016 at the Theatre Centre, Toronto
Workshopped in 2017 at Progress Lab 1422, Vancouver
With development support from the Hamber Foundation

 Premiered April 2018


The performance begins: A bell is rung by each individual as they enter the theatrical space. A glass of water is ceremoniously distributed, and everyone drinks together. The ritual has begun. The audience is then asked a series of questions about love and lovers. If the answer is yes to any one of the questions, they are invited to sit.

Mysterious, symbolic, achingly intimate. Two lovers whose love exists across time, and transforms across time, philosophize and ritualize love as a vital aspect of living.

“40 Days And 40 Nights is perhaps the single most cathartic exercise to turn our attention back to what really matters.” – Toronto Stage

“Wonderful and transformative experience…rich and meaningful” -40 Days Patron

An Invitation

And on June 1, we’d like to invite you to a special performance of 40 Days and 40 Nights: an intimate evening with Kim and Daniel in support of Electric Company Theatre creations. This special offering includes sharing libations and breaking bread with the creators of the show- wine by AmoVino and an amazing set of dishes specially designed by celebrated chef Tobias Grignon to match the artistic themes of the piece. A beautiful shared experience for you and somebody you care about.

Space for this rare experience is extremely limited 
Tickets: $155 including taxes and a $75 donation receipt

More about the chef: Tobias Grignon is a celebrated Vancouver-based chef who’s inventive cuisine and spectacular presentation have gained infamy for such restaurants as Mamie Taylors, Bistro pastis, the Wedgewood and Victoria’s Empress, among others. Tobias and his partner Toby most recently created Rabbit’s Foot Supper Club – a monthly pop up gourmet experience in their own kitchen and dining room, allowing these culinary creators an avenue to explore non-traditional culinary techniques, using the freshest ingredients from their community and garden. The result has been inventive meals and dining experiences that delight and surprise Vancouver’s foodiest foodies. We’re delighted to have him collaborate on culinary creations with our Electrics.