Matchstick Theatre presents Michael Melski's tragedy Joyride on the Neptune Theatre Scotiabank Stage for the play's 25th anniversary. The play that launched the celebrated Cape Breton writer's career is a reflection of post-industrial Sydney, Nova Scotia. There we meet Rachel (Kya Mosey), earning minimum wage as a convenience store clerk, Jess (Henricus Gielis), working for his father's seasonl landscaping business, and Craig (Taylor Olson), home on probation and unemployed. With nowhere to go and nothing to do, the three friends get caught up in a whirlwind.
Having received Neptune Theatre's 2018/19 Open Spaces opportunity, Matchstick is proud to bring a classic and underproduced Nova Scotian drama to the Neptune stage. Joyride is directed by Jake Planinc, stage managed by Chelsea Dickie, and produced by Alex Mills, with lighting by Alison Crosby, sound design by Jordan Palmer, set design by Wesley Babcock, and costume design by Kelsey Stanger.
Thursday, January 24th, 8:00 pm
Friday, January 25th, 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 26th, 2:00 pm
Saturday, January 26th, 8:00 pm
Sunday, January 27th, 2:00 pm
Sunday, January 27th, 8:00 pm
The run time is 55 minutes with no intermission. The play is recommended for mature audiences due to strong language and violent content.
Tickets are $15.00.