November 2 and 3 at 8:00 pm
November 3 at 2:00 pm
October 17, 2012
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GOOD TIMBER, a rollicking musical revue celebrating the life of the lumberjack, comes to Prince George for three shows only. GOOD TIMBER is presented at the Prince George Playhouse at 8pm November 2 and 3, with a matinee at 2pm on November 3. Partial proceeds go to the Lakeland Mills Fund to benefit families in the community.
‘Good Timber logs BC history in song…marriage of music, poetry brilliantly performed’ says the Times Colonist daily newspaper in Victoria. Created and presented by Victoria-based the Other Guys theatre company, the singers, musicians and actors were inspired by the logger poetry of Robert E. Swanson, known on the Coast as the ‘Bard of the Woods’. Set against an outstanding multi-media backdrop of rarely-seen images from the BC Archives, John Gogo, Mark Hellman, Kelt and Colleen Eccleston, Sarah Donald and Ross Desprez act, sing, and play everything from guitar and fiddle to axe and handsaw. Desprez, composer Tobin Stokes, and the ensemble, have written original music that ranges from Celtic and country to folk and blues, to accompany the loggers’ poetry.
GOOD TIMBER pays tribute to the legendary Bulls, hookers, hi-riggers, fallers, whistle punks, locie engineers and mill workers from a time when loggers climbed trees. The Georgia Straight newspaper in Vancouver says, “The love loggers had and have for the forests comes through loud and clear in Good Timber. In these ecologically dangerous and divisive times, that’s good to remember.”
Since its sold out run at the Royal BC Museum, GOOD TIMBER has been touring Washington State and coastal British Columbia, receiving critical acclaim and standing ovations in every location. The cast and crew are currently touring communities in British Columbia in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the BC Forest Service.
GOOD TIMBER runs at the Prince George Playhouse at 8pm November 2 and 3, with a matinee November 3 at 2pm. Tickets are $28 for adults and $24 for students and seniors and are available at Books & Company Box Office, 1685 Third Avenue, PG, or phone 250 – 563.6637.
The show is approximately 90 minutes long and is suitable for children aged 8 and up.
For more information about GOOD TIMBER or the Other Guys theatre company, visit www.otherguystheatre.ca.