Date/Time: 16 May @ 16:00(Matinees); 11-16 May @ 19:30(Evenings);
Venue: PLAYERS THEATRE @ TRINITY COLLEGE Category: Drama
Everett Klippert, a beloved bus driver in Calgary, Alberta, was the last person to be jailed for homosexuality in Canada, before the historic announcement by Prime Minister Trudeau Sr. that there was “no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation”” and subsequent decriminalization of homosexuality.
Historian Maxine is fascinated by Everett’s case and interviews ‘Handsome’, a former lover of Klippert who illuminates Calgary’s gay history for her.
DURATION: 75 mins
COMPANY Route 1 Productions
WRITER: Natalie Meisner
DIRECTOR: Jason Mehmel
CAST: Matt McKinney, Kathy Zaborsky, Kevin Rothery
OTHER: Set Design- Terry Gunvordahl
Starring Kathy Zaborsky: IDGTF Eva Gore Booth award (Best Actress).
Natalie Meisner, Playwright: winner of Canadian National Playwriting award for her play Boom Baby”
“… a poignant reminder of a generation of gay men and women whose history has always run the risk of being forgotten…a thoughtful, moving, new brand of alternative Canadian historical drama”
The Globe and Mail, March 23rd, 2018