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The Gay Heritage Project

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (Toronto)

Mar 2 – 19, 2016

Historic Theatre

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Three of our country’s most gifted creator/performers set out to answer one question: is there such a thing as gay heritage? In their search, they uncover a rich history not often shared and shine new light on contemporary gay culture. The result is a hilarious and moving homage to the people who came before us and the events that continue to shape our lives.

The draw: The Daisy Theatre’s Ronnie Burkett said we would be crazy not to program this show! “Celebratory, upbeat, and deeply moving” — Toronto Star

I laughed at this show. I cried. I’m very grateful” — Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight

The trio are magnetic stage presences with excellent comic timing….The Gay Heritage Project is a must see” — The Vancouver Sun

Theatrically dazzling…filled with many ‘aha’ moments, a touch of absurdity, many strong laughs and even some tears, The Gay Heritage Project is an amusement park, complete with a roller coaster, tunnel of love, and some quiet reveals while grabbing a drink in the beer garden”
Vancouver Presents

This play is seriously hilarious (or hilariously serious, perhaps)… so engaging that it feels half an hour long, but somehow manages to explore the issues and stories of generations” — Sad Mag

A fun and thought-provoking magical history tour” — Review Vancouver

Celebratory, upbeat, and deeply moving” — Toronto Star

Funny, imaginative, though-provoking…a wide-ranging and wildly entertaining inquiry into what it means to be gay” — The Globe and Mail

Unrelentingly entertaining…one of the most exhilarating evenings in the theatre you will ever have” — My Gay Toronto

These talented actor/singers inspire and amuse, amaze with the connections they make and make us want to hear more of their tales” — Now Toronto

While the title or the topic might seem to ask the viewer to think hard about the content, the best is simply to hardly think. Sit back and enjoy the fun of The Gay Heritage Project; let the history wash your mind and maybe some stray bits will sink in, amidst the glorious display of humanity that these three performers offer” — The Charlebois Post

Strikes a perfect balance between reverence and complete, wonderful silliness… This is an hour and a half that simply flies by, because The Gay Heritage Project is, at once, incredibly fun and so smart” — Daily Xtra

The Gay Heritage Project is a production that has the ability to speak to different people in different ways regardless of orientation making it well worth exploring if only just to have something to discuss later” — Mooney on Theatre

Venue: Historic Theatre – 1895 Venables Street

Show Dates and Times:
Mar 2 8 PM: Opening
Mar 3 – 5, 8 – 12, 15 – 19: 8 PM
Mar 5, 6, 13, 19: 2 PM

Post-show talkbacks: Mar 3, 6, 8, 15

Running Time: 105 minutes, no intermission

Community Partner:
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Created and Performed by: Damien Atkins, Paul Dunn, & Andrew Kushnir
Directed by:
Ashlie Corcoran
Set & Lighting Design by:
Kimberly Purtell
Video Design by:
Cameron Davis
Sound Design by:
Thomas Ryder Payne
J. Paul Halferty
Choral Medley & Arrangements:
Andrew Kushnir
The Ghp Collective
Stage Manager:
Kristopher Weber

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What People are Saying

Fun show w interesting historical tidbits - time w...

Fun show w interesting historical tidbits – time well spent. Thank you!!

-- MJ Moran

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