Stephen Harper: The Musical returns for one show only

May 16 7:30 p.m. at Cumberland United Church

James Gordon’s full-length musical play, “Stephen Harper: The Musical,” returns to the Comox Valley, May 16, refreshed and ready to deliver a stern – but funny– reprimand.

After numerous successful sessions across the country in the past 18 months, SHTM has kept up to date with the repeat offences and growing shame of our nation’s capital.

Originally written in 2013, this newly updated edition examines the current Canadian political climate through songs, rants, visuals, puppets… and a little bit more attitude. Gordon visited the Valley in November 2013, playing two well-attended shows in Comox.

“We recognize we’re not necessarily going to convert any committed Harper supporters to the bright side, but offer merely a moment of levity to combat a growing dark cloud in Canada’s history,” says tour presenter, Kera McHugh of Tinshack Creative.

Gordon’s sharp-witted satire and not-too-untrue one-man show, (well, two if you count the somewhat disturbing Harper Dummy!) features 20 original songs, spoken word, hundreds of projected images, audience participation, and an activist’s passion to show where we are and where we can go as a nation.

Presented locally by Comox Valley Council of Canadians, join them for one show only: Saturday May 16 at Cumberland United Church at 7:30 p.m. Come for a light-hearted evening of serious political satire. Bring a friend who’s on the fence. Bring teens who are on the verge of their first vote. Bring your sense of humour… and outrage.

Tickets available online at gigtix.ca, or at Bop City Records, Cumberland Village Bakery and Church St. Bakery.

FMI: Kera McHugh, 250-650-5425, tinshackcreative@gmail.com

 

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