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MAR 29 - APR 8, 2017
Canadian Stage's biennial Spotlight series returns with over six weeks of mind-blowing storytelling, song, dance and circus from down under.

Uncle Jack Charles is an Australian legend: veteran actor and pioneer of Aboriginal theatre, but for many of his 70+ years he was also a heroin addict and cat burglar. No longer caught in the cycle of addiction, crime and doing time, Jack sings and tells his extraordinary tale.

"Steeped in decades of our history (social, political, theatrical), surprisingly upbeat... a warm-hearted, very entertaining evening"

– SYDNEY MORNING HERALD


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DIRECTED BY
Rachael Maza

CO-WRITTEN BY
Jack Charles, John Romeril

PERFORMER
Jack Charles

DRAMATURGE
John Romeril

SET & COSTUME DESIGNER
Emily Barrie

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Danny Pettingill

AUDIO VISUAL DESIGNER
Peter Worland

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Nigel Maclean

PERCUSSION
Phil Collings

BASS
Malcolm Beveridge

PHOTO CREDIT
Bindi Cole

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Post-show talkbacks

April 5 (8pm performance)
Berkeley Street Theatre Lobby

Bastardy
The Jack Charles Documentary

March 30 - 2:30pm
Berkeley Street Rehearsal Hall

A FREE screening of the documentary Bastardy, an unflinching look at the life of Uncle Jack Charles over a seven year period.

An ILBIJERRI Theatre Company production presented by Canadian Stage
Tour PRODUCED by Performing Lines
This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation

PROUD SPONSOR: 16.17 BERKELEY SEASON

SPOTLIGHT AUSTRALIA IS SUPPORTED THROUGH TORONTO ARTS COUNCIL STRATEGIC FUNDING

PRODUCTION SPONSOR

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