Wed May 24, 8:00*
Thurs May 25, 7:00
Last Train Inrice & beans theatre
Written and performed by award-winning theatre and film maker Adam Grant Warren, who was born with Cerebral Palsy, Last Train In is drawn from his lived experience. It is not, however, the typical story of disability and triumph over adversity. It is not about finding a way despite overwhelming odds. Instead, it’s about travel, romance, career expectations, and the all-too-human tendency to… embellish.
Moving back and forth in time – from the winter of 2007 to present-day – Last Train In follows Adam through his first year as a high school teacher in a small town just outside of London, England. It was a year that ended with Adam literally trapped in a UK train station, between two flights of stairs and without an elevator, for over an hour. That’s where audiences find him at the opening of the play. Because now, almost ten years later, there is still a part of him that’s trying to leave that station behind.
At its core, Last Train In is about what it really means to be stuck somewhere – and how long it really takes to get out.
World Premiere. Directed by Derek Chan, Lighting Design by Jessica Han, Sound Design by James Coomber.
Pay-What-You-Can – All shows marked * are Pay-What-You-Can for tickets at the door. We reserve 25% of every Uno Fest Opening Night for PWYC tickets. Advance tickets for these shows are regular price.
About the artist: Adam Grant Warren is a native of Newfoundland. He started writing professionally in his early twenties, as a radio columnist for the CBC Morning Show. In that time, he also became the province’s youngest ever winner of both the Arts and Letters Award for Fiction, and the George Storey Medal of Excellence in Literature.
As a performer, Adam is a frequent collaborator with the All Bodies Dance Project. He has also appeared in stage productions including Frank Theatre’s All In, Touchstone’s interactive web experiment, Scene/Change, and Real Wheels Theatre’s landmark production of David Freeman’s Creeps. On the Fringe circuit, Adam was the director and librettist behind Pipedream Theatre’s Pick-of-the-Fringe winner, CAPS LOCK!: The Musical, and and his new solo show, Last Train In, will be traveling to Vancouver’s rEvolver Theatre Festival in May of 2017, following a successful development period with the National Writers’ Colony at Vancouver’s Playwrights Theatre Centre and its world premiere at UNO Fest. riceandbeanstheatre.com
Wed May 24, 8:00*
Metro Studio Theatre
1411 Quadra Street,
Phone: (250) 383-2663