A devastatingly beautiful story about how no man is born violent.
Small Town Boys takes place in the 1970’s, in a small-town tavern, and in various locations across Canada. The story is about a band of high school boys in a rough and tumble town near Montreal.
After a life changing moment of violence in their lives, Small Town Boys illuminates the different paths their lives take. The narrator, one of the boys, follows two older boys out west, and the journey unfolds in terrific and wacky ways. With ruthless self-scrutiny and compassion the story dives into the nature of deep friendship, forgiveness, and the fleeting and fragile moments that define our lives.
Montreal born and former Vancouver resident, Sean Casey Leclaire is pleased to bring his solo show, Small Town Boys, to the Vancouver Fringe Festival playing from Sept. 6 – 16, 2018 at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island. This timely play is about the power of vulnerability in men, deep friendship as a form of love, and how a person can become whole and live with deeper awareness. The story is punch-in-the-gut tough, and hilarious at the same time.
The multi-talented LeClaire is a poet, actor, and executive coach. In this work he is the performer, playing all 17 characters. “These characters are drawn from real people, dear friends who I knew growing up in a small town outside of Montreal,” stated writer Leclaire. “I believe art can change people’s consciousness; art is a seeing place, an opportunity to discover what it is to be fully human.”
Small Town Boys was originally presented as a staged reading in Fort Worth, Boston, Atlanta, and New York during the fall of 2015.
It asks the audience uneasy questions. Does a homeless person shame us all? Is fear stronger than love? How do hurt people heal?
Dates and Showtimes:
Thurs. Sept. 6 – 8:15pm Opening Night Performance
Sat. Sept. 8 – 1:00pm
Sun. Sept. 9 – 8:45pm (½ price)
Thurs. Sept. 13 – 6:45pm
Sat. Sept. 15 – 6:15pm
Sun. Sept. 16 – 3:15pm
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