Mayworks Halifax Festival presents: New Waterford Boy – A Ceilidh
May 4 + 5 at 7pm
A New Play by Richie Wilcox
This is a tribute to the Cape Breton man I never was and never will be. This is a tribute to Cape Bretoners who have the songs of miners and fisherman embedded into their hearts and souls whether they have set foot in a mine, or cast a net, or not. This is a night of storytelling to pay respect to the Cape Breton of my childhood, with hope for the future. This is a tribute to the Cape Breton man I am and all the different types of Cape Breton man there can be. This is my Cape Breton … where I can be Rita MacNeil’s nephew for a week, I can be a superhero and conquer a junior high dance and I can belt the tunes of Allister MacGillivray, the Rankin Family and more songs we all know, all night long.
A multi-talented director/singer/actor whose work has been seen across Canada and toured internationally. He is an Artistic Associate for Theatre Outre where he’s directed UNSEX’d, Castrati: An Electro Drag Opera, Late Company and more. Highlights include directing Daniel MacIvor’s I, Animal for Kazan Co-op and Gillian Clark’s Understudy. Wilcox is a Artistic Co-Producer of HEIST (formerly Angels & Heroes) where he most recently directed Girls! Girls! Girls!, the award-winning The Princess Show, Nation and How Do I Love Thee?
Presented in partnership with the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union
This event is presented as part of the Mayworks Halifax Festival. Visit mayworkshalifax.ca for program details.