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Thursday, July 18, 2024

My Little Plastic Jesus is coming to a living room near you

Saskatoon theatre artist Tim Bratton brings theatre to Lower Mainland living rooms and beyond with the Burnt Thicket Theatre production of his one-person show.

Embarking on the next leg of his Canadian tour, Saskatoon theatre artist Tim Bratton brings theatre to Lower Mainland living rooms and beyond with the Burnt Thicket Theatre production of his one-person show, My Little Plastic Jesus.

“We all have baggage. Mine just has a ‘Honk if you love Jesus’ bumper sticker on it. – Tim Bratton

My Little Plastic Jesus is Bratton’s true story as he unpacks his upbringing in evangelical pop culture “to unravel his own existential crisis by deconstructing the culture he grew up in, with both satire and love.”

Touching on climate change, religious intolerance, human rights, and political power, the coming-of-age story is part confession and part history lesson.

“Along with plenty of laughs, Bratton’s one-of-a-kind narrative invites us to transcend the seeming inability to hear one another across today’s polarized divides,” says Burnt Thicket Theatre’s artistic director, Stephen Waldschmid.

Stepping outside traditional theatre venues, Bratton has been performing his show in living rooms across Western and Central Canada. This latest tour brings him to the living rooms in West Vancouver, Burnaby, Vancouver, North Vancouver and Surrey.

According to Waldschmid, performing in such an intimate and personal space aims to remove mental or emotional barriers that may get in the way of the connections between the audience and Bratton.

“We’re asking people to consider their most closely held beliefs, how they interpret their experiences as human beings, how they engage in public life. We want this to happen in as safe a space as possible, in a living room – like a house concert, but it’s live theatre,” he says.

Burnt Thicket Theatre presents Tim Bratton’s My Little Plastic Jesus in Lower Mainland living rooms from March 9-15. Visit mylittleplasticjesus.com for tickets and information.

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