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When That I Was …
November 20 - 22, 2014, 8pm
Uncle Will Productions
Written by John Mortimer and Edward Atienza
TICKETS: Adult $30 | $Senior $25 | Student $15
It’s 1650, and the Puritans have closed the theatres. Old Jack Rice was once a famous actor and now is down on his luck. As a boy, he performed in Shakespeare’s troupe, and he’s snuck back into the deserted theatre for some shelter. He himself is nothing more than a dusty, abandoned old scrap of humanity – but his memory can take us to Queen Elizabeth’s palace, to the opening night of King Lear, and everywhere in between.
In When That I Was …, Christopher Hunt performs over 25 characters, moving seamlessly between Rice, Will Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth, and many others.
Artwork by Kurt Firla
“…one of those rare and elusive theatrical moments – A solo show where both the performance and the play can be declared wonderfully remarkable.” -Jessica Goldman, Applause-Meter
“To see it is to be captivated, enthralled and moved to tears. To miss it is just plain foolish.” -Louis B. Hobson, Calgary Sun
“Winningly played with sympathy and a sharp comic ear by the ever-artful Christopher Hunt” -Bob Clark, Calgary Herald
“…a warm tale that weaves Shakespeare’s life and his work into one full narrative. -Jenna Shummoogum, Getdown.ca