Herringbone at the Anvil Centre: Win Tickets

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Patrick Street Productions is excited to present Herringbone, unique one-man cabaret musical by Canadian playwright Tom Cone at New Westminster’s Anvil Centre.

Herringbone at the Anvil Centre

Herringbone at the Anvil Centre

Where: Anvil Centre Theatre (777 Columbia St, New Westminster)
When: September 26 to October 6, 2019 (previews September 24-25)
Tickets: From $27 available online now or call (604) 521-5050

An Off Broadway hit, Herringbone is a musical cabaret that is a fun-house ride of farce and fear. It is a one-person show in which the actor plays 12 characters. Taking a unique approach, Peter Jorgensen and Luisa Jojic will perform this tour de force role on alternating nights, each bringing their own perspective and interpretation to the play and all the characters. 

Set in Alabama in 1929 during the start of the Great Depression, it is the story of a young boy, eight-year-old George, along with his parents, Arthur and Louise, who are struggling to keep the family afloat. They are hoping their financial worries will be resolved with a windfall either from the death of a rich relative or from young Georgie’s efforts in a speech contest.  Once they learn that no money has been left to them, the focus is on George, who wins the speech contest. George captures the attention of a former vaudeville performer who was half of a duo called “The Chicken and the Frog.”  Mr. Moseley, as he is now known, offers to give George acting lessons.  Seeing dollar signs and wanting his son to look the part, Arthur buys George a custom herringbone suit, his ideal of elegance and style.

But before you know it, George can’t stop dancing.  He has been possessed by the vengeful spirit of Mr. Moseley’s malevolent former partner Lou, the Frog, a dancing dwarf who was murdered by Moseley, the Chicken.  Lou is hell-bent on revenge and the chance to enjoy the success denied him by his untimely death. Little George becomes a successful vaudevillian, barnstorming the country until he reaches the bright lights of Hollywood. 

The herringbone suit gives little George his new moniker … but who will win the battle for George’s soul?

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away for opening night on September 26th, here’s how you can enter to win:

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Follow Patrick Street Productions on Facebook and Twitter for more info. I’ll draw one winner at random from all entries at 9:00am on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

UPDATE The winner is Sunshine!

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8 Comments  —  Add a Comment Below

  1. Jason BWednesday, September 18th, 2019 — 8:57pm PDT

    Bad to the Bone.

  2. bonnie lamThursday, September 19th, 2019 — 5:33pm PDT

    Cool. Good luck to you all. Huggies.

  3. GordThursday, September 19th, 2019 — 7:18pm PDT

    Sounds cool – thanks

  4. KarenThursday, September 19th, 2019 — 8:39pm PDT

    This sounds like a great play!

  5. GregoryThursday, September 19th, 2019 — 8:39pm PDT

    A great evening’s entertainment.

  6. Sunshine HThursday, September 19th, 2019 — 10:19pm PDT

    This looks like so much fun, thank you for the chance!

  7. Terry BodalyThursday, September 19th, 2019 — 11:35pm PDT

    Thanks Miss604. You always have interesting outings! This looks strange but good at the same time.

  8. EileenFriday, September 20th, 2019 — 10:16pm PDT

    Fun night out!

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