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Strangers Elsie and Matt are both feeling great voids in
their lives. Elsie, a literature professor, is grieving her famous novelist
mother’s tragic death. Matt, a city engineer, is trying to regain childhood
memories from living in war-torn Yugoslavia. When a sudden sinkhole in front of
Elsie’s apartment building swallows a car that happens to contain a copy of
Elsie’s mother’s novel, their paths cross, and the two are quickly drawn to
each other’s search for fulfillment.

Haven is a beautiful portrait of how certain life
events can be incredibly isolating, and what happens when people come into our
lives when we need them most.


“Mishka Lavigne's storytelling provides us with a fine
example of the resilience of the human spirit.”

- John Jane, Review Vancouver

“In highlighting emotions, grappling with regret and
remorse, combining the horrors of war with the redemption that only art can provide,
and juxtaposing all that’s superficial in our era with the real depth of love,
this play brings to mind the work of Wajdi Mouawad. Even as she remains very
much of her time, the playwright privileges human connection over making
speeches, feelings over ideas, life experiences over schools of thought. By
granting to her characters the power of narration—an approach that calls to
mind the early plays of Daniel Danis—Mishka
Lavigne writes with admirable sensitivity, in prose that is delicate yet not
lacking a sharp edge.”

- Christian St-Pierre