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Veteran Canadian singer/songwriter James Gordon brings his controversial and exciting new one-man, one-puppet show, Stephen Harper: The Musical (Or How to Survive and Thrive in the Dying Days of the Empire of Oil) to West Kootenay this month.
He will perform on Thursday, March 19 at the Brilliant Cultural Centre.
As you can imagine from the title, this play examines our current Canadian political climate and in particular Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
With humour, political commentary, pathos, 20 original songs, spoken word, hundreds of projected images and videos, audience participation, and an activist’s passion to show where we are and where we can go as a nation, this work has special relevance as we head into an election year.
Audiences will be familiar with Gordon for his work as a singer-songwriter, with 40 albums to his credit over a 30-year international career. His current CD Coyote’s Calling includes songs from Stephen Harper: The Musical.
As a special feature exclusive to the West Kootenay tour, during the performance in Brilliant, Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko and Dick Cannings, NDP federal candidate for South Okanagan-West Kootenay will appear on stage and join in the singing of the final song, Jack’s Dream.
Tickets are $20 and available in advance at the Brilliant Cultural Centre. Call 250-365-3613, ext. 21 Tuesday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Gordon’s tour will also take him to Rossland, Kaslo, and Nelson.