Life is good in Port Alison, Manitoba—Thursday night hockey, beers at The Peg, nice people. But lately Gordy’s interests lean more toward The Magic Flute and pottery classes. When his pal, Brendan, is gifted two all-expense paid tickets on a gay cruise, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime—to experience life far from Canada! In this tour de force comedy where five actors play a ship-load of characters, small chances might lead to big changes. But can Gordy step out of his comfort zone?
Previews: September 29 – October 3, 2019
First Night: October 4, 2019
Regular Performances: October 5-20, 2019
Recommendation: High school and above. Contains adult language and sexuality.
Adam Bock is best known for A Life, A Small Fire, The Receptionist, The Drunken City, The Thugs and Swimming in the Shallows. He writes both comedy and drama, blending whimsical surrealism with dark and painful explorations of character. Charles Isherwood described A Small Fire as “a theatrical combo plate that proves unusually satisfying ... raucous, funny and unexpectedly touching.” Bock has had more than 10 plays produced at prestigious theatres including Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep., Second Stage Uptown Theatre, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Yale Repertory. He has received an Obie Award, Bay Area Theatre Critics Award, Clauder Prize, Glickman Award and Guernsey Award, and been nominated for Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards. He has been a resident playwright at New Dramatists and an artistic associate at Shotgun Players and Encore Theater.
Canadian Slang, Eh?
Canadians have an “unofficial” language—that of Canadian slang. Brush up on your Canadian slang here before attending a performance of The Canadians
Meet the Cast: The Canadians
Five cast members bring to life Adam Bock’s new comedy, The Canadians
. The actors talk about the playwright, what in the play makes them laugh and their favorite cruise drink.
Three Questions for Playwright Adam Bock
We caught up with Bock to ask him a few questions about his early
playwriting efforts, the play that changed his life and what we should know about The Canadians.