A girl and a man throw letters into the air
Lauren Elder and Anthony Galde in Mary and Max | Photo: Trudie Lee

Mary and Max

Join Theatre Calgary for this new musical and world premiere

Amy Jo Espetveidt

  • Location Max Bell Theatre, Arts Commons  240 9th Ave. SE
  • Price $45 - $124
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Based on Adam Elliot’s claymation film about two unlikely pen pals, Mary and Max is a hilarious and heartening tale that proves friendship can be found in the most unexpected of places.

With its second world premiere of the season, join Theatre Calgary for a production full of quirky melodies and heartfelt dialogue. The show follows lonely 10-year-old Mary from Melbourne as she writes her way into the life of Max, a 44-year-old man with Asperger’s Syndrome in New York City.

Mary and Max takes place before email, texts, or messaging became part of our everyday lives,” says director Stafford Arima, in a statement. “The musical celebrates how friendships begin, develop, transform, and are redefined through the ‘old-fashioned’ and ritualistic experience of letter writing. It is a heartwarming story that reminds me of the power of  connection—by whatever means necessary.”

Mary and Max runs October 16 to November 11, 2018 at the Max Bell Theatre, Arts Commons (240 9th Ave. SE).