Softly, now: part concert. part memoir.

Multiple Showtimes March 24th to April 5th

*In light of the pandemic we have decided to postpone the world premiere of Softly, now until a future date.

Please respond to this email to let us know whether you would prefer to receive a full refund or if you would like to turn your ticket purchase into a donation (for which you will receive a tax receipt). If we don’t hear from you before the date of the performance on March 24th, we will automatically issue a refund.

We look forward to premiering this show down the road once we’ve moved through this together. Until then we hope to find other ways to gather. *



Softly, now

Part concert. Part memoir.

This world premiere features 2b’s artistic co-directors unplugged, singing the soundtrack of their twenty-year friendship.

In Softly, now, Christian Barry (Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story) and Anthony Black (One Discordant Violin) tell a story about coming, going, love, fear, and the rising tide.

Featuring 2b’s trademark blend of humour, headiness, and heart, and marking the first time the two friends have shared the stage, this show strips away theatrics to expose two artists at the top of their game reliving the past and contending with an uncertain future.

Warning: This show contains sea shanties.

Co-created by Anthony Black and Christian Barry with David Walker. Directed by Judy Wensel


2b wishes to acknowledge our role as settlers on this land and that this event is taking place on unceded and unsurrendered Mi’kmaq territory. Particularly for this production centred around the playwrights’ own relationships to their home, it is especially important to remember and recognize that we are on stolen land.

The Bus Stop Theatre is located in K'jipuktuk, which is covered by The Treaties of Peace and Friendship. These Treaties officially continue to be in effect, however settlers have repeatedly violated their terms. An immediate example of such is the case of the Alton Gas project, which you can learn more about here:

The Bus Stop is also located on Gottingen Street, which has historically been the home of Black Nova Scotians.

We are incredibly grateful to be able to create and present in this space.


Access 2b
Want to see Softly, now, but can’t afford it right now? Find details about our Access 2b program here, supported by O'Regan's.

2b is a member of the Culture Access Pass program for newcomers to Canada.

2b newbie
If you bring a friend who has never seen a 2b show to Softly, now, you’ll both save 20% when you use the promo code 2bNEWBIE.

Thanks and acknowledgements
2b gratefully acknowledges support from the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia's Department of Communities, Culture, and Heritage, Arts Nova Scotia, the Canada Council for the Arts, Emera, Office Interiors, Cox & Palmer, and Red Door Realty, as well as our Emerging Artist Donor, RBC.

The Bus Stop Theatre

2203 Gottingen Street
Halifax, NS B3K 3B5

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