Though now commonplace, acting was condemned in colonial times as "public lying," with offenders being yanked off the streets with novelty-size shepherd's crooks. Embrace vaudevillainy with today's Groupon: for $12, you get one ticket to Theatre Network’s production of Public Speaking (up to a $25 value) at the Roxy Theatre. Chose from the following six performances:
- Wednesday, April 27 at 8 p.m.
- Thursday, April 28 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 4 at 8 p.m.
- Thursday, May 5 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m.
The nonprofit Theatre Network promotes challenging and often controversial Canadian artists, earning myriad awards throughout its three-and-a-half decade history. Lauded playwright Chris Craddock’s world-premiere production of Public Speaking is a one-man show that features a group of interacting characters. The performance brings together personalities such as gangster Johnny Three Fingers, his sidekick, Brian, and a kidnapping target who is both a sex addict and heiress to a Canadian self-help empire. Performances are held at the historic Roxy Theatre, originally established as a movie house in 1938 and later retrofitted to accommodate the medium of the future: theatre.