Eastern Front Theatre: 2016 - 17 Season

 

Chasing Champions

By Jacob Sampson
Produced in association with Ship’s Company Theatre
Directed by Ron Jenkins
Featuring Jacob Sampson, Marty Burt, and Micha Cromwell

April 20 - 30, 2017 - Neptune’s Scotiabank Stage

A story of endurance, fortitude, friendship, and hope, Chasing Champions is a fighter’ story from a time when race and sport were colliding head on. 

Pound for pound, who was the world’s greatest boxer? Many boxing historians would argue in favor of Sam Langford, a lesser-known fighter born in Weymouth, Nova Scotia, in 1886.

After almost three hundred recorded bouts, Langford retired at the age of 43 and passed away in 1956, just two months before his seventieth birthday, and only ten weeks after being enshrined in the Boxing Hall of Fame. “Don’t nobody need to feel sorry for old Sam. I had plenty of good times. I been all over the world. I fought maybe 600 fights, and every one was a pleasure!”

Jacob Sampson and a small ensemble cast bring to life the boxing world of 1910s and 20s; the danger and reward of surviving by your fists, and breaking the mould society has set for you. Chasing Champions takes you on the journey of Sam Langford's boxing career. It also uses flash back and a flexible timeline to explore the fighter’s life as a child growing up in Nova Scotia and what forged him into one of the greatest fighters who ever lived.Chasing Champions is a physical experience that brings the audience into training and the ring, from the corner to the mat, and pays tribute to a great man who was almost forgotten.

Tickets:
Earlybird Ticket Price (until November 1): $18
Adult: $28
Senior, Student & Arts Worker: $23
Prices include box office service charges.
Prices do not include HST.

For more information, please visit Eastern Front Theatre.

Where ghosts from the past take a haunting toll on today

This sinister play delivers a story of shocking twists and supernatural turns sure to leave you questioning even those closest to you.

October 17 -
November 5, 2017

A mother. A daughter. Three possible Dads.

Dance along to the music of ABBA in this ultimate feel-good show, seen by over 60 million dancing fans in more than 40 countries!

Begins April 10, 2018!

A ceilidh-style celebration of a Canadian musical legend

Join Geordie Brown and celebrate the legacy of a true Canadian legend.

This Summer: July 18 -
September 3, 2017

A Christmas tradition comes alive on stage!

Make a visit to Bedford Falls for the timeless message that faith, hope and family make life truly wonderful.

Get into the Christmas spirit
November 21 -
December 31, 2017

A moving interpretation of Mather Luther King Jr.'s final night

A reimagining of Dr. King's final hours as he confronts his destiny and legacy.

February 27 -
March 18, 2018

An unflinching look at the reality of 21st Century farming and life

This docudrama looks at life within the context of business, philosophy and biotechnology.

October 17 -
November 5, 2017