I Walked the Line
I Walked the Line is a play about unions, treachery, walking, porta potties, solidarity, walking, baked goods and hope.
In July 2016, Allan along with 54 of his sisters and brothers, found themselves in an unfamiliar position, on the other side of a chain link fence – a picket line. As employees of a union, they were locked out by their employer for one hour in order to impose a contract with a substantial hit on their sick time. Allan was promptly fired changing his life, destabilizing his circumstances and shattering his assumptions about solidarity.
Over the past two years, I Walked the Line has emerged as a passion project and a means to process the experience Allan shared with his union sisters and brothers. Applying his considerable theatrical skill, Allan dug deep and took his memories, emotions and experience home to the theatre stage. In 70 minutes, he takes the audience on a roller coaster of emotions sharing what it was like to be on strike, to find strength in community. He transforms the stage to the picket line in order to celebrate the solidarity, remember the people and reveal the storm of emotions that the fight brought to all those walking for 132 days.
May 24, 2019 – 8:00 p.m.
May 25-27, 2019 – 2 p.m.
777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
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This production is made possible with the generosity of The Other Guys Theatre.