by Evalyn Parry

March 14 – 18
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Evalyn Parry in SPIN / Photo by Jeremy Mimnagh

“Part theatre, part music gig, part spoken word poetry, part documentary: whatever it is, it is brilliant” TORONTO STAR

  • Tuesday, March 14 at 7:30 pm

    Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 pm

    Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 pm

    Friday, March 17 at 8 pm

    Saturday, March 18 at 8 pm

  • Playwright / Performer
    Evalyn Parry

    Brad Hart

    Ruth Madoc-Jones

    Beth Kates

    String Arrangements
    Michael Holt

  • 80 minutes / no intermission

Evalyn for Audio

Innovative, award-winning Toronto artist Evalyn Parry takes her audience on an uncommon theatrical and musical journey in Spin, her tour-de-force performance celebrating the Bicycle as muse, musical instrument and agent of social change.

“…an original and entertaining 75 minutes of storytelling, high-tech cabaret and folk-indie music-making…SPIN’s message is delivered with big-hearted humanity, sophistication and grace.” TIMES COLONIST

“…this magnetic artist and her winning production team invest the work with such intelligence and playfulness, it’s hard not to be charmed.  NOW MAGAZINE

Spinning a web of stories that travel from 19th century women’s emancipation to 21st century consumer culture, SPIN is inspired by the incredible true tale of Annie Londonderry, the first woman to ride around the world on a bicycle in 1895. One part documentary and another part musical activism, Parry cleverly peels back layers of history to reveal a very contemporary heart to her theme of liberation.

“the depth Parry gives to the concept of the bicycle through her script is quite staggering…an ingenious mixture of songs, monologues, video projection, and modern technology ” TORONTOIST


Evalyn Parry in SPIN / Photo by Jeremy Mimnagh
Evalyn Parry in SPIN / Photo by Jeremy Mimnagh