Published Aug 21, 2013Rodney DeCroo is set to adapt Allegheny, his 2012 set of "poem songs," into a live theatre experience as part of this year's Vancouver Fringe Festival.
A press release notes that Allegheny, BC runs September 5 to 15 at the Cultch, and it's based on both DeCroo's book of the same name and the Allegheny LP. The show has DeCroo, via poems, songs and monologues, recalling his childhood in a small coal town near Western Pennsylvania's Allegheny River, and "his coming of age struggles in the radically different world of Vancouver, BC, in the mid-1980s."
"It's a tough story, but redemptive too," DeCroo said in a statement. "It also involves all my areas of artistic experience: songwriting, poetry and acting. I used to be an actor and went to theatre school at Studio 58 in Vancouver."
Though billed as a one-man theatre show, Mark Haney accompanies DeCroo throughout the show on double bass, while lighting, video and set design duties are being handled by Gal Minnes.
Tickets can be purchased now over here.