Horse High, Bull Strong, Pig Tight
Ships May 22nd.
A comedy in two acts for one actor.
Peter Stewart, an elderly farmer who has outlived his loved ones and who faces the utter loss of his land through the machinations of his own son, prepares for death. His past, however, is not about to let him off that easy. Stormed by spirits, memories, unfulfilled aspirations, and his own unresolved outrage, he enacts (at times literally) a wild ride through the circumstances of his life and, perhaps, demise. The rhythms of this journey are lyrical, elliptical, robust, and animated, and both the text and its performance create a poetic dance of humour, empathy, and imagination. A heartfelt and, at times, heartsick homage to both a disappearing way of life and an enduring commitment to tradition and cultural heritage, Horse High, Bull Strong, Pig Tight concludes this anthology with an impassioned and compassionate declaration of regional distinctiveness and vitality.