Lorne El­liott brings show to Georgetown’s Kings Play­house

One-man event fea­tures com­edy, mu­sic theatre

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CLASSIFIEDS -

Cana­dian hu­morist, sto­ry­teller, mu­si­cian and play­wright Lorne El­liott is bring­ing his show of com­edy and mu­sic theatre to the Kings Play­house in Georgetown, July 17, 8 p.m.

Tick­ets are avail­able through the theatre box of­fice.

El­liott’s con­cert per­for­mance is a se­lec­tion of his cur­rent mono­logues and songs deal­ing with life ex­pe­ri­ence. Cre­at­ing new stage ma­te­rial about hav­ing to re­de­fine pri­or­i­ties in view of life events is a welcome chal­lenge to this writer and stage per­former who en­joys shak­ing the per­ceived wis­dom of the world around him.

His one-man show pre­sen­ta­tion is de­light­fully foolish, witty and thought-pro­vok­ing. Com­bin­ing dry hu­mour with mu­si­cal par­o­dies and skits. Lorne El­liott is a shrewd ob­server of the hu­man an­i­mal.

“Of­ten self-deprecating, al­ways silly and never pro­fane, El­liott’s funny is fam­ily friendly,” says a re­lease.

For the past 26 years, El­liott has been tour­ing and per­form­ing in con­cert in the­atres and arts cen­tres across Canada, the U.S. and Aus­tralia. Regularly fea­tured on TV on such pro­grams as “The Just For Laughs Fes­ti­val” and com­edy va­ri­ety spe­cials in Canada and the U.S.

For 11 sea­sons, end­ing in the fall of 2006, “Madly Off In All Di­rec­tions” was his own CBC Ra­dio Com­edy Se­ries. He is cur­rently de­vel­op­ing new projects. Also a play­wright, he re­ceived the Play­wrights Guild of Canada 2012 Best New Mu­si­cal Award for his play “Jamie Rowsell Lives”.

His first novel, “Beach Read­ing”, was pub­lished in July 2013 and was se­lected as a fi­nal­ist by Que­bec Writ­ers Fed­er­a­tion for the Hugh Ma­cLen­nan Fic­tion prize. A new novel, ti­tled “The Goat in The tree” was launched in Toronto in March 2014.

This past year, he has been busy writ­ing a mu­si­cal, a novel and plays.

In ad­di­tion, his re­hearsed public play-read­ing of a new com­edy ti­tled “Mom Runs Amok” at Hud­son Vil­lage Theatre was a re-sound­ing suc­cess and will be pro­duced this fall in On­tario and Que­bec.

In June his play “How I Broke in Showbiz” was be pro­duced in Hud­son as part of Arts Alive Que­bec, an English Lan­guage Arts Net­work (ELAN) ini­tia­tive.

Dur­ing his sum­mer stay in P.E.I. this year, El­liott will be work­ing with var­i­ous ac­tors and mu­si­cians on a new pro­ject.

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Lorne El­liott will show­case his broad range of tal­ents on stage at the Kings Play­house in Georgetown on Fri­day evening.

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