Bordertown Cafe is Open!
Torchlight Theatre is proud to present Bordertown Cafe by Kelly Rebar for 4 shows only! Opening on Thursday, June 16 till Saturday, June 18, nightly at 7pm and a 2pm matinee on Saturday! Don’t miss this great show directed by Calgary’s own Valerie Planche*!
In Bordertown Café, seventeen-year-old Jimmy faces the archetypal Canadian dilemma: stay home in Canada, with all its obvious flaws, or go south (young man) to the Land of Opportunity. Jimmy’s dad is the powerfully encoded Western hero of American popular myth – the cowboy as trucker, living his freedom and riding the roads of Wyoming. He offers Jimmy the prosperity of his new American home, a large modern house fully equipped with everything, including a capable new wife. In contrast, Jimmy’s mom, Marlene, is a failed wife and a weak, tentative mother. The home she has made for herself and her son on “the Canadian side of nowhere” is provisional and shabby: half finished, ill equipped, badly decorated. What will Jimmy do?
**The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT).