The Last Epistle of Tightrope Time

Written and performed by Walter Borden 

A Neptune Theatre presentation of the NAC English Theatre production
THE LAST EPISTLE OF TIGHTROPE TIME is staged by arrangement with Kish Iqbal, GGA,
Curated by Black Theatre Workshop 

September 6 - 25, 2022

Fountain Hall Stage | Directed by Peter Hinton

Originally written and performed by Walter Borden in 1986 (as Tightrope Time Ain’t Nuthin’ More Than Some Itty Bitty Madness Between Your Twilight & Your Dawn), this work was one of the first Canadian plays to explore male homosexuality from a Black perspective.

The Last Epistle of Tightrope Time offers the audience the opportunity to witness a legendary Black Canadian artist in his element, and a profound experience of the resiliency of the human spirit.

Initially an autobiographical solo performance of 14 characters, each one crucial in reflecting Borden’s philosophy on the journey of life, it now features 10 characters as a distilled feast for all the senses.




Fountain Hall
September 6 - 25, 2022


Show Times:
Tuesday to Friday - 7:30 pm
Saturday - 7:30 pm
Sunday - 2 pm


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