may 2019 | Volume 179
Photo by Nancy Caldwell.
Johnny "Rooster" Byron is a gypsy squatter, a wanted man, a folk hero to some and a villain to others. The authorities want to evict him. His son wants his dad to take him to the fair. A motley crew of mates wants his ample supply of drugs. Johnny is a giant from a bygone age, a Green Man from England's past, and a larger-than-life character who has captivated audiences in London and New York – and who now comes for the first time to Vancouver. Come meet this "shielder of youth from more ferocious predators, fabulist, lord of misrule and summoner of spirits" and his motley, raggle taggle retinue.
Jerusalem stars Adam Henderson as Rooster with Martha Ansfield-Scrase, Robyn Bradley, Ash Dexter, Dayna Hoffmann, Marc LeBlanc, Mary Littlejohn, Isla McGlashan Green, Erin Morgan, Joshua Osborne, John Prowse, Jack Rigg, Mo Saeed, Juan Somma, Dan Swain, and Thomas Taplin. It is directed by Kathleen Duborg, with technical direction by Michael Methot, set design by Todd Parker, lighting design by Vanka Salim and Harika Xu, costume design by Julie White, audio design by Matthias Falvai, properties by Juan Somma, stage management by Andy Sandberg and is produced by Linda Begg.
Jerusalem runs at the Jericho Arts Centre (1675 Discovery) from June 7-30, Thursday through Sunday. All performances at 8 pm except Sundays June 16,23,30 when there is a 2pm matinée only (no evening performance).
Tickets are $22-$28, and are available on line at www.unitedplayers.com or at the door.
Preview: June 6, all tickets $14.00.
Talk back session: after the show on June 13.
Reservations and info: phone 604 224 8007, ext. 2 or visit www.unitedplayers.com.
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