Terminally Ill

Melissa Yi, Melissa Yuan, Melissa Yin

Terminally Ill

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Event: Feb 10, 2024 | 03:30 AM (EST)

Murder. Mystery. Medicine. Merriment.

Chained. Nailed. In a coffin. In Montreal’s St. Lawrence River. Will Elvis survive?

After Dr. Hope Sze restarts Elvis the escape artist’s heart, she investigates who might have sabotaged Elvis’s stunt. As Hope plunges into the merry, mysterious, and potentially murderous world of magic and illusion, she must also balance her rotation on palliative care and her attraction to two strong-willed men.

A complex yet funny play inspired by Dr. Melissa Yi’s novel Terminally Ill, which was praised as “utterly likeable” by Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and “entertaining and insightful” by Publishers Weekly.

undercurrents festival in Ottawa at Arts Court Theatre

Feb 8    8:30 pm

Feb 9    7 pm

Feb 10  3:30 pm


Sponsored by the Ottawa Community Foundation, the City of Ottawa, the Wuchien Michael Than Foundation, and TACTICS.

Dr. Hope Sze saves Elvis the Escape King’s life—but who tried to kill him?