bike circus (Toronto, Canada) presents:
Black Wool Jacket
Silver Meteor Gallery
Fri May 3 8:30pm, Sat May 4 1:30pm,
Sun May 5 4:15pm, Thurs May 10 7pm,
Sat May 11 8:45pm
Black Wool Jacket was born in the bowels of a seedy nightclub, and grew into a one woman storytelling piece that pits curious academic against a hoard of lost coat check claim tickets.
When bookish PhD student Nat finds herself in desperate need of a side job, she takes on a gig checking jackets deep in the heart of Toronto’s late-night entertainment district – a far cry from her usual Friday nights at a library desk. But behind a desk of a very different kind, Nat has front-row seats to the strangest show in town: the nightclub. Armed with an ear for eavesdropping, Nat’s nights at coat check write themselves into battles of Shakespearian proportions: mistaken identities, heartfelt soliloquies, and a tempest of passions unleashed upon the coat check counter, all recorded (mostly) verbatim. From the unbelievable to the inconceivable, the hilarious to the unsavory, Black Wool Jacket retraces the stories that people share, when they think no one is listening or likely to remember in the morning. Are you ready?
Storytelling, 1 Hour
Buy Tickets: $15 ($12+3)