Sketching Sunshine: An Evening (And Morning) With Stephen Leacock by W. Joseph Matheson
An intimate evening with Canada's pre-eminet humourist where he was most at home - his fishing cabin near Orillia, ON. Leacock holds forth on social issues, politics, writing, men and women, small towns, big cities, the stock market, religion ... No one escapes his critical eye, yet every observation is tempered with the gentle humour for which he became famous.
This one-man show reveals a Leacock most of us have never seen: young, vibrant, on top of the world and holding court. He reveals to us his greatest pleasures, his saddest regrets, and of course some of the stories for which he became most famous.
This is an evening 'with' Leacock, not a show about him. The audience leaves feeling each of them has spent an evening alone with the opinionated, self-righteous, fiercely patriotic, and sensitive author as he celebrates the publication of his opus: "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town".
Year Printed: 2013
First Produced: 2013 at Theatre Orangeville, Orangeville, ON.
Running TIme: 120 minutes
Male Cast: 1