November 11, 2019
Location: Festival Theater
Dr. Jon Lien – well known in Newfoundland as “the Whale Man” – pioneered techniques to rescue whales entrapped in fishing nets. Often risking his life in the water with the formidable and frightened animals, his efforts saved the lives of over 500 whales. Lien’s biggest fight came at the hands of a lengthy illness as he was slowly conquered by immobility and dementia. With an inspiring musical soundscape performed live, Between Breaths is heart-wrenching yet beautiful and celebratory. A true theatrical tour-de-force.