May 9, 2016
MAY 12: “Stupid Boy in an Ugly Town” free show @ Templeton Secondary
MAY 12: Rodney DeCroo will be performing “Stupid Boy in an Ugly Town” (dir. Jane Heyman) with cellist Clara Shandler at the Templeton Secondary School Drama Studio.
This play has been a part of the Edmonton Fringe Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, the Vancouver Fringe, the Vancouver Writers Fest. This is the first free performance and it is open to the public.
The Templeton Drama Studio is accessed via the main entrance (727 Templeton Drive / the east facing wall). There will be signs as well as a students to direct people once they come in the front entrance.
Facebook event: here
Praise for “Stupid Boy in an Ugly Town”:
“When that performance is over, you will have been moved to tears, amazed that something so painful could be made into an experience so profoundly uplifting. The Allegheny that snakes through the coal town of Harmarville is a “filthy river”, but from it has come something so beautiful and pure that the trauma might have been, on some abstract level, almost worth it. Almost.”
– Georgia Straight
“DeCroo is a powerful and intense performer with impressive stage presence, and his life so far, recalled – even re-lived – seriously is well worth our attention.”
– Plank Magazine
“DeCroo weaves his many talents together to share the moving tale of his life so far…this hybrid show is part music, part poetry and all entertaining.”
– Winnipeg Free Press
“A first-rate poet, and a poet’s gift for language runs through this show.”
– CBC Radio Winnipeg
“Brutally honest and beautifully observed.”
– Vancouver Sun
“Stupid Boy in an Ugly Town is incredible.”
– CBC North by Northwest
“Gripping, compelling, genuine.”
– CBC music