A death goes far beyond its immediate surroundings: it echoes through a community. On February 11, 2008, in California, 14-year-old Lawrence King asked his classmate Brandon McInerney to be his valentine. The next day, McInerney shot King twice in the head. After being declared brain-dead, but left on life support, King passed away on February 14, 2008 – Valentine’s Day.
The critically acclaimed, Jessie-nominated My Funny Valentine enters the minds of six people on the fringes of a murder that will forever affect them, and invites the audience to search through the confusing and chaotic implications of this death to find their own humanity.