Spinning Yarns: Tales and Tunes from a homesick Newfoundlander
by Stephen Guy-McGrath
Newfoundland in the early ‘80s: a world of raucous adventures, death-defying escapades, and dubious childcare! This hilarious evening of story and song is a fictionalized biography written and performed by Festival favourite, Stephen Guy-McGrath (‘Bill’ in Mamma Mia!; ‘Sam Phillips’ in Million Dollar Quartet; ‘René’ in Evangeline)
Hear the trials and tribulations of growing up in a family that pulls no punches and takes no guff; seen through the eyes of a boy with an overactive imagination and a desperate desire to “fit in”. Through it all shines a fierce love of family and a boundless longing for home.
From a supposed “near-death birth” to a “final family Christmas”, Spinning Yarns weaves stories with songs and tunes that will make you “laugh ‘til you cry and cry ‘til you laugh”: a gun-toting mother, nefarious plotting brothers, human snowball piñatas, and other items that should definitely not go in the dryer!!!
Featuring traditional Newfoundland fiddle tunes and well-loved songs such as ‘The St. John’s Waltz’ by Ron Hynes, ‘Wave over Wave’ by Jim Payne (popularized by Great Big Sea), and more.
Sensitivity Warning: Haze effects are used in this production
|Monday, August 26, 2019||8:00 PM|
|Tuesday, August 27, 2019||8:00 PM|
|Saturday, August 31, 2019||8:00 PM|
|Monday, September 2, 2019||8:00 PM|
|Tuesday, September 3, 2019||8:00 PM|
|Saturday, September 7, 2019||8:00 PM|
|Monday, September 9, 2019||8:00 PM|
|Tuesday, September 10, 2019||8:00 PM|
|Saturday, September 14, 2019||8:00 PM|
|Monday, September 16, 2019||8:00 PM|