“LOGAN AND I” OPENS DEC. 15th

Whoa, look at that, it’s snowing on WordPress again!… or is this just a virus?… Who knows, really! Anyways, at this point next week, I’ll be back in Halifax, preparing to re-mount LOGAN AND I, the show I took part in last Summer during the Queer Acts Festival.

Please, if you can make time during the absurdity known as “the holidays” then come see our show. It really is something that I’m very proud of, and I’m happy to be taking another shot at it. If you’ve already seen the show, then recommend it to a friend (tell them it’s a gift)!

Read below for all of the details from the LOGAN AND I Facebook Event Page

This holiday season, The Doppler Effect are pleased to invite you to the remount of their summer hit, ‘LOGAN AND I’ by Atlantic Canadian playwright Michael McPhee. Only 5 shows – don’t miss your chance to catch this gem of a play which sold out every house at the Queer Acts Theatre Festival 2010!

Wednesday December 15th – 8pm
Thursday December 16th – 8pm
Friday December 17th – 8pm
Saturday December 18th – 2pm (PWYC) & 8pm

Tickets: $20 regular
$15 students/artists/underwaged
CASH ONLY
ADVANCE BOOKING STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
E-mail thedopplereffect.ns@gmail.com to reserve

A nostalgic, personal and deeply touching piece, the story follows Dezzy and Logan, two children of the 1980s. Both outsiders – one due to shyness, the other because of poverty – they form a bond despite their differences: Logan is enamoured with Dezzy’s collection of toys he could never afford; Dezzy, in turn, is thrilled to have a strong friend to protect him from the threat of schoolyard bullies. But when a copy of ‘The Joy of Sex’ is stumbled upon, sparking a period of sexual discovery between them, the boys’ friendship changes and Dezzy soon finds out that being friends with Logan comes with its own dangers.

Written for the 2010 Queer Acts Theatre Festival, the show’s first run garnered much attention. The Coast’s Kate Watson wrote, “Michael McPhee’s 80’s-set coming-of-age story beautifully captures both the feel of the era and the angst of childhood.” The feedback from audience members of all communities was enthusiastic and heartfelt – playwright Lenora Steele summarizes: “Although it is on the surface about two young boys/men searching for their own identity or individuality, [Logan and I] hits home to all people trapped by their own self-defeating rituals.”

Now is your chance to see for yourself!

Featuring Glen Matthews as Logan and Michael McPhee as Dezzy, ‘LOGAN AND I’ is directed by Eastern Front Theatre’s Scott Burke and produced/assistant directed by Annie Valentina. It is designed by Nathan Pilon (sound) and Evan Brown (set/lights).

‘LOGAN AND I’ is The Doppler Effect’s first company project. Comprised of Creative Director Michael McPhee and Artistic Producer Annie Valentina, The Doppler Effect hopes to continue functioning as a conduit for compelling original work in Atlantic Canada.

Hope to see you in a couple weeks!

Here’s the link to the LOGAN AND I Facebook Event Page.

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