evalyn parry
January 14, 2016 - January 31, 2016
Preview - January 13, 2016
The bicycle as an agent of social change...and a musical instrument

“Part theatre, part music gig, part spoken word poetry, part documentary: whatever it is, it is brilliant!”  - Toronto Star

Go on a theatrical and musical journey in Spin, Evalyn Parry’s tour-de-force performance celebrating the Bicycle as muse, musical instrument and agent of social change. Inspired in part by the incredible true tale of Annie Londonderry – the first woman to ride around the world on a bicycle in 1894 – Parry spins a web of stories which travel from 19th century women’s emancipation to 21st century consumer culture, peeling back layers of history to ultimately reveal a profoundly contemporary and personal heart to her theme of liberation. parry’s co-star is a vintage bicycle played by percussionist Brad Hart, who conjures an astonishing array of sounds on his “iron horse”, creating a richly textured and utterly unique sonic accompaniment to Parry’s songs and monologues.

An Outspoke production

"Mothers, bring your daughters." - Winnipeg Free Press
Suitable for children age 10 and up.

Running Time: approximately 80 minutes
No intermission

“…a welcome breath of fresh air….SPIN makes something beautiful out of taking your life into your own hands - Globe & Mail

Bob says:  “There’s a joy to finding gems like Spin to share with Winnipeg audiences. evalyn parry has created a magical mix of music, spoken word, theatre, and a percussionist making astounding music on a bicycle – you’ll never look at a bike the same way again. We’re proud that this production will coincide with the 100th anniversary (January 28, 1916) of Manitoba women getting the right to vote.”


evalyn parry
Brad Hart, on the bicycle
Kathleen Kajioka, Violin
Kevin Fox, Cello
Angela Rudden, Viola

Directed by Ruth Madoc-Jones
Video and Production design by Beth Kates
String Arrangements by Michael Holt
Technical Director: Shanna Miller

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