Hear me out, Vancouverites...Video here. And how's this for a lead line: "No one pushes Kyle Jespersen around."
It would probably be a really good idea for you to come see "The Rick Hansen Story" at the Granville Island Stage, running until Saturday March 20th as part of the Cultural Olympiad (I'm playing Rick). There is a fantastic video design component to the show, which focuses on the period of Rick's life when he was newly injured and coming to terms with his paraplegia, before he set out on the Man in Motion tour and made Canadian (and human) history. Here's the deal...
There is one remaining public performance that you can book tickets for that is not sold out on Saturday March 20th at 2pm. Tickets are pretty inexpensive ($15) and can be booked through: http://www.vancouvertix.com/onstage.htm
There are also a number of daytime shows from the 16th-19th; these are primarily school bookings, but they are open to the general public, provided there are seats available. The only hitch with these shows is that tickets cannot be booked ahead of time by the public; you must show up on the day at the box office 1/2hr prior to showtime. Best bet is to phone ahead to the box office (604-687-1644) a couple hours beforehand to make sure seats are available.
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Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Mar 16-20: Kyle Jesperson in The Rick Hansen Story
Kyle played George MacDonald in A BRIGHT PARTICULAR STAR, and one of those drowning sailors in TEN NOVEMBER. Now he's doing something that's a perfect fit with the Paralympics, which is just a stop on a national tour - appropriately enough...