Presented by One Yellow Rabbit & Theatre Calgary

evalyn parry's SPIN

evalyn parry

Starring the Bicycle as muse, musical instrument and agent of social change.

Through a series of songs played live on a vintage bicycle, award-winning Toronto theatre artist and songwriter evalyn parry takes her audience on an innovative musical and theatrical journey about women, cycling and liberation.

Inspired in part by the incredible true tale of Annie Londonderry — the first woman to ride around the world on a bicycle in 1894 — parry spins a web of stories which travel deftly from 19th century women’s emancipation to 21st century consumer culture, peeling back layers of history to ultimately reveal a profoundly contemporary and personal heart to her investigation. parry’s co-star, played by percussionist Brad Hart, is a vintage bicycle: suspended in a mechanic’s stand on stage and connected to a variety of electronic effects.
Join us for a post-show discussion with the artists, January 8th.  Facilitated by Theatre Calgary's Artistic Associate, Shari Wattling.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil  a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

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What they're saying:

"part theatre, part musical gig, part spoken word poetry & part documentary...whatever it is, it is brilliant."
- Toronto Star

"...a welcome breath of fresh air….Parry makes something beautiful
 out of taking life into your own hands..."
- The Globe & Mail

"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