“We all have baggage, mine just has a ‘Honk if you love Jesus’ bumper sticker on it.”
In this one-man living room show, Tim Bratton finds hilarity and heartache as he unpacks his upbringing in evangelical pop culture, examining its folly and redeeming its faith. Experience an insider’s quest to unravel his own existential crisis by deconstructing the culture he grew up in, with both satire and love.
Part confession, part history lesson, part multimedia extravaganza, discover this surprisingly poignant coming of age story from a subculture that’s so little understood even as it impacts global politics and the perspectives of millions.
A Burnt Thicket Theatre world premiere production
Created and performed by Tim Bratton*. Directed by Stephen Waldschmidt, with dramaturgy by Johnna Wright, and production design by Tim Bratton.
Once again we’re redefining Home Theatre, in the tradition of Twinkle. So clear away a corner of your living room, invite some friends over and dust off your cassette deck.
“Thank you for an outstanding experience last night. We are still debriefing it this morning and the talk back afterward was so enriching. My sisters and I were truly challenged and touched by Tim’s writing and performance.” –Kathie Greene
“Funny, insightful, thought-provoking, and heartbreaking all at once. Tim Bratton delivers a tour de force performance, exploring the space between the universal and the personal. A great evening – the post-show discussion was animated and fun!” –Bruce McKay, Artistic Director of La Troupe du Jour
“Brilliant one-man show looks deeply and critically at evangelical pop culture, but also finds hope in people, in love, in loving-kindness, and even in faith. The show is not just for an evangelical audience (my Catholic husband loved it!), nor is it even just for a Christian audience. It’s funny and touching and speaks to the weirdness of any kind of cultural tribalism or counter-culture experience. I highly, highly recommend the show.” –Ky Hingston
Tim is privileged to be the Artistic Associate for Burnt Thicket Theatre and is excited to finally be sharing this one man show, a true labour of love. Tim is a local actor and aspiring theatrical dilettante with diverse artistic talents and interests. You may have seen Tim on a Saskatoon stage in recent productions such as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Persephone), Boeing Boeing (Persephone), Pride & Prejudice (Persephone), Art (Persephone) and Burnt Thicket’s We Are the Body. Tim lives in the King George neighbourhood with his lovely wife, Amy, and their two very active little boys.
Praise for Tim Bratton’s acting:
SATAward nomination for Outstanding Leading Performance for his role as Robert in Persephone Theatre’s BOEING, BOEING, 2019.
“The showstopper [in Persephone Theatre’s production of ‘Art’] is a speech by Yvan recounting a tense conversation about wedding invitations between his wife and mother. It’s torturously complex, wonderfully absurd and insanely long, but you understand all of it thanks to Tim Bratton’s stellar enactment.”
Audience Advisory: Content not suitable for young children.
*The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’
Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT).
Playing October 17-27, 2019 in living rooms across Saskatoon
Thursdays – Sundays @ 7:30pm & 2:30pm Sunday Matinee Oct 27
Tickets $20 available now online & at the door ($10 for students** on Oct 26 only)
- Oct 17, 7:30pm: Deb & Lavern’s, 2261 Makaroff St (just south of Saskatoon Golf & Country Club), Furdale, SK
- Oct 18, 7:30pm: Thomas & Terri Lynn’s (Vine & Table), 419 Ave E South, Saskatoon
- Oct 19, 7:30pm: Anita & Greg’s, 207 Poplar Crescent, Saskatoon
- Oct 20, 3:00pm Matinee: Darryl & Vonda’s, 713 Ave H South, Saskatoon
- Oct 24, 7:30pm: Amy & Adam’s, 1120 Colony St, Saskatoon
- Oct 25, 7:30pm: James & Gloria’s, 110 – 201 Cartwright Terrace (in The Willows), Saskatoon
- Oct 26**, 7:30pm: Amy & Adam’s, 1120 Colony St, Saskatoon (a couple blocks from USask campus)
- Oct 27, 3:00pm Matinee: Ryan & Sandra’s, 317 3rd St East, Langham, SK
- Added show: Oct 27, 7:30pm: Jared & Katherine’s, 435 Kingsmere Blvd, Saskatoon
Doors open 30 minutes before showtime & an optional Q&A follows the performance
**Oct 26 only: Half price $10 tickets for students with a valid university/college ID card (at the door), student tickets subsidized by Shercom Industries’ generous sponsorship.
Note: Online tickets will be available only until midnight the day before the show. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door, but living rooms are small venues. Get your tickets today so you don’t miss out on your preferred performance date!
My Little Plastic Jesus in the News
CTV News interview (starts at 12:22):
CBC Radio One Saskatchewan Weekend interview:
Saskatoon StarPhoenix article:
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