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New Magic Valley Fun Town

New Magic Valley Fun Town

By Daniel MacIvor
Subjects: Award Winners, Community Theatre Picks, Family Life, Ontario Playwrights
Casting: 2 f, 2 m
Duration: 90 hours
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780369101334, 160 pages, February 2021
Ebook (PDF) : 9780369101341, February 2021
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780369101358, February 2021


  • Winner, Outstanding New Work, Winnipeg Theatre Awards 2019


From 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.

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.


“MacIvor is a master at character revelation, and this play, in particular, abounds with sharply portrayed real people.”

- Paula Citron, Ludwig Van

“Daniel MacIvor’s New Magic Valley Fun Town is a brilliant, must-see, Cape Breton comedy with deep poignancy and a powerful ending that will leave you shaken and blessed.”

- Elissa Barnard, NS Reviews

“I wish only that both the audiences who have followed MacIvor and those who have never heard of him to see this play and marvel at a voice maturing into a new form of greatness.”

- J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail