I Walked the Line - Chinook 2020
A play about unions, treachery, solidarity, Porta Potties & baked goods
ATB Financial Arts Barns - Backstage Theatre
Vancouver-based professional actor Allan Morgan hit a dry spell and did what most actors do in that situation: he got another job. I Walked the Line is an autobiographical 70-minute solo show encapsulating Morgan’s shift from unemployed “downtown gay actor guy” to real life suburban union hall mailroom clerk. Allan took a position in the mailroom of a union headquarters building. He enjoyed the experience and his colleagues, embracing his new role with the same enthusiasm and dedication that he had applied to his life in theatre productions. But suddenly he and his colleagues were locked out by the union management. This is Allan’s personal story of being locked out by a union, of the strike, and of his experiences in keeping spirits up while soles, and souls, are fraying.
I Walked the Line premiered in Victoria, BC in March of 2019 and then enjoyed a short run at Anvil Centre in New Westminster.
Reviewer John Threlfall wrote “Whatever your political stance on unions and strikes, “I Walked The Line” reminds us that revenge can sometimes best be served as a clever piece of political theatre.”
Theatre critic Jo Ledingham wrote “It is intimate, passionate and sometimes excruciatingly painful as Morgan takes us through those days – some dark, some light.”
I Walked the Line stars Allan Morgan and is directed by Ross Desprez. Set and costume design are by Margaret Handford, with lighting design by R. Robinson Wilson, and audio design by Tobin Stokes. Sandy Cumberland is Production Coordinator.
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