POOR BOY

Poor Boy Poster

Poor Boy (2009 – )

Performance Text by the Company
Directed by Alex McLean
Dramaturgy, Text, and Devising Collaboration: Bruce Barton
Performed multiple locations: Halifax (Neptune Theatre), Toronto

Pop sensation Sherman Oakes has lost his lover, experimental art rock diva Ella Savant. Wallowing in despair, he sets off on a pilgrimage to the hotel in which she died with the music of an uncompleted album rattling in his head. He is pursued by a persistent manager, determined to see his superstar return to the top of the charts. Sherman nosedives into self-delusion and self-destruction but, in his comically absurd and desperately tragic plummet, the people he meets and the people who follow him won’t let him forget the life is trying to escape.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V82-QJd5xvc&feature=related
Sample Review: http://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/zuppa-powers/Content?oid=1074229
Awards: 2 Robert Merritt Awards (Nova Scotia): Sound and Design