A Blue Cow Theatre Production
Writer/Performer Jeff Michel
Director Frank Newman
Co-Director Melissa King
Compsoer/Sound Design Matthew Fargher
Lighting Designers Andrew MacDonald & Frank Newman
Written and performed by multi-skilled artist Jeff Michel, this captivating semi-autobiographical one-hander takes you on a comic and energetic ride through the pitfalls of his adolescence…without the Hollywood ending.
Jeff is pedalling back, back … back to a time in his boyhood in Shaker Heights, Ohio. For years he has packaged his life up into the idealised world of cinema. His teenage passion for movies has clouded his ability to cope in the real world. The most reliable constant in his life is his friend Elle, who tries to keep him grounded.
A sudden and traumatic event shatters this idyllic youth, and Jeff has to learn how to cope when the film of his life is not the one he wants to see.
Jeff offers an intimate feast of comedy and drama, hope and regret in this beautiful solo show. Incorporating physical comedy, storytelling, puppetry, music and singing, this is a show that delights in the raw possibility of theatre itself.
“I’m going to tell you my story. But one thing I’ve learned from the movies is never let the truth get in the way of a good story”
– Jeff Michel
30 March – 9 April, 2016
Wednesday 30 March ~ Palais Theatre, Franklin
Thursday 31 March ~ Kettering Hall, Kettering
Friday 1 April ~ Pontville Hall, Pontville
Saturday 2 April ~ Koonya Hall, Koonya
Sunday 3 April ~ Swansea Town Hall, Swansea
Tuesday 5 April ~ Portland Hall, St Helens
Wednesday 6 April ~ Performing Arts Centre – Scottsdale High School, Scottsdale
Friday 8 April ~ Deloraine Little Theatre, Deloraine
Saturday 9 April ~ Stanley Town Hall, Stanley
” Pedalling Back is a triumph…”
– Michael McLaughlin, The Mercury Read the full review>>
“… Simple yet rich, and with a smorgasbord of musical cinematic stings.”
– Anica Boulanger-Mashberg, Write Response