Saint John Theatre Company’s Live @ The BMO Music Series continues on Friday February 2 with ‘A Gale of a Tale’.
Three Saint John artists have collaborated to create a multimedia performance to mark the anniversary of the notorious 1976 Groundhog Day Gale, a storm that caused coastal flooding and brought with it winds exceeding 180 km/h that knocked out power to much of the region.
On February 2, exactly 41 years from when the storm overtook the city, musician Brent Mason, poet and playwright Clyde A. Wray and professional photographer Dan Culberson will present their collaborative work combining music, poetry, imagery and song.
“The BMO approached me about doing a show,” said Mason. “Last year I did a music event with Jessica Rhaye and Mike Biggar doing all new music. I wanted to try something different this time and thought a multi-disciplinary approach might be fun. I’m a really big fan of both Clyde and Dan and the work they do. We got together for a coffee and decided a show on the anniversary of that insane Groundhog Gale in the ’70’s – a show featuring work inspired by living here in Saint John, where we have chosen to live.
“I’m really excited about this one,” said Mason. “It’ll be really interesting and different!”
A Gale of a Tale | February 2 | BMO Theatre – 112 Princess Street | 8 p.m. | View Event
Photos by Dan Culberson.