Our update on The Runner

Date posted: January 2, 2024

“The Belfry Theatre presents contemporary work, with ideas that often generate dialogue.  That is why, a year ago, we decided to bring the much-acclaimed play, The Runner, to Victoria.

However, we believe that presenting The Runner at this particular time does not ensure the well-being of all segments of our community.  Given the current conflict in the Middle East, this is not the time for a play which may further tensions among our community.  We will therefore not be presenting The Runner during the 2024 SPARK Festival. This has not been an easy decision, and we are grateful to our community for sharing various perspectives which added to our understanding.”