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When That I Was …

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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.

When That I Was website

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

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