November Theatre / Theatre Network / Touchstone Theatre (Edmonton / Vancouver)
January 26 – February 6, 2011, 8pm
The Rickshaw Theatre
Presented with November Theatre, Theatre Network and Touchstone Theatre
Running Time 150m
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Hard Core Creators Chat with Noel S. Baker, Joe “Shithead” Keithley and Michael Scholar Jr., moderated by Glen Schafer. Read more
Jan 28 at 2pm, Firehall Arts Centre (280 East Cordova), FREE.
Adaptation by Michael Scholar, Jr. | Based on the Book by Michael Turner, the Film by Bruce McDonald, and the Screenplay by Noel S. Baker | Original Music by Joe “Shithead” Keithley of D.O.A. | Lyrics by Michael Turner | Starring Toby Berner, Clinton Carew, Telly James, Rachael Johnston, Michael Scholar, Jr. | Director Bradley Moss | Musical Directors Joe “Shithead” Keithley & Corinne Kessel | Set Design Cory Sincennes | Lighting Design Scott Peters | Costume Design Sheena Haug | Sound Design Dave Clarke | Projection Design Jamie Nesbitt | Photography/Punk Consultant Bev Davies
Meet Joe Dick, the fast talking, hard rocking, gutter punk idealist who had his moment of glory fronting the legendary but now defunct Vancouver band Hard Core Logo. Living somewhere between East Hastings and a dream, Joe decides it’s time to drag the band back together for one last, ill-fated tour. Michael Scholar, Jr., the force behind the PuSh Festival hit The Black Rider, adapts the cult classic book by celebrated Vancouver author Michael Turner, the film by Bruce McDonald, and the screenplay by Noel S. Baker into a punk-ass piece of music theatre, featuring original music by D.O.A.’s Joe “Shithead” Keithley. Warning: contains foul language and spitting.
“There’s two ways of looking at it. Billy just wants the models and limousines, and I’m happy with hookers and taxi cabs.” – Joe Dick
The producing team for Hard Core Logo brings together two of Western Canada’s leading producers of new Canadian work with one of the most exciting and successful young companies to emerge in the last decade. November Theatre produces and creates innovative works in a heightened performance style, both from the world canon and original works that integrate diverse elements. Edmonton-based Theatre Network animates The Roxy Theatre with a season of cutting-edge work and produces nextfest, a multidisciplinary arts festival dedicated to emerging artists, on an annual basis. Touchstone Theatre is a mainstay of theatrical innovation and excellence on the West Coast and is currently celebrating its 35th Anniversary season.
Developed by November Theatre, Theatre Network and Touchstone Theatre, with the assistance of Rumble Productions and The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, and through a Performing Arts Residency at The Banff Centre.