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I Walked the Line

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February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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One event on February 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on February 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm

$22

I Walked the Line
a Bread & Roses Production, sponsored by the Other Guys Theatre
presented by Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre

February 14 at 7pm
February 15 at 7pm
February 16 at 4pm
in the Backstage Theatre

Vancouver-based professional actor Allan Morgan hit a dry spell and did what most actors do in that situation: he got another job. I Walked the Line is an autobiographical 70-minute solo show encapsulating Morgan’s shift from unemployed “downtown gay actor guy” to real life suburban union hall mailroom clerk. Allan took a position in the mailroom of a union headquarters building. He enjoyed the experience and his colleagues, embracing his new role with the same enthusiasm and dedication that he had applied to his life in theatre productions. But suddenly he and his colleagues were locked out by the union management. This is Allan’s personal story of being locked out by a union, of the strike, and of his experiences in keeping spirits up while soles, and souls, are fraying.

I Walked the Line premiered in Victoria, BC in March of 2019 and then enjoyed a short run at Anvil Centre in New Westminster.

Reviewer John Threlfall wrote “Whatever your political stance on unions and strikes, “I Walked The Line” reminds us that revenge can sometimes best be served as a clever piece of political theatre.”

Theatre critic Jo Ledingham wrote “It is intimate, passionate and sometimes excruciatingly painful as Morgan takes us through those days – some dark, some light.”

I Walked the Line stars Allan Morgan and is directed by Ross Desprez. Set and costume design are by Margaret Handford, with lighting design by R. Robinson Wilson, and audio design by Tobin Stokes.  Sandy Cumberland is Production Coordinator.

Written & Performed by: Allan Morgan
Director: Ross Desprez
Set & Costume Design: Margaret Handford
Lighting Design: R. Robinson Wilson
Audio Design: Tobin Stokes
Production Coordinator: Sandy Cumberland

Relaxed Performance
The Sunday, February 16 4pm performance I Walked the Line is a Relaxed Performance. Relaxed performances are specifically altered to be sensitive to patrons who might benefit from a more relaxed environment, including those with a wide range of social, sensory, or educational needs.

Specifically, relaxed performances will:

  • welcome children of all ages
  • be understanding of patrons who make noise
  • be understanding of patrons who may need to stand, walk, or leave and re-enter the performance
  • provide pre-show information such as plot summary and when to expect loud noises
  • extreme special effects, such as strobe lights, are reduced or softened
  • auditorium lights only slightly dimmed
  • often accommodate an earlier start time

Patrons considering attending a relaxed performance should still consider show description, as the subject matter of some shows may not be suitable for all audiences.

 

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Details

Date:
February 15
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Cost:
$22

Venue

Backstage Theatre

Organizer

Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre