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Where They Come From: A Meditation on Eleanor Rigby
In 1966, Paul McCartney wrote a remarkable song—Eleanor Rigby. Over the ensuing decades, fascination with Eleanor and Father McKenzie has only grown. Who were they? Why were they lonely?
This year, Interesting Theatre will provide our answers with Where They Come From: A Meditation on Eleanor Rigby, written and directed by Tim Higgins.
Act One will feature the Haskins Street Band as they explore the musical influences that informed the Fab Four’s remarkable creativity and led them to Eleanor.
In Act Two, the company of Interesting Theatre tackles the questions more directly. The story is set in Winnipeg, in the winter of 1920. Supported by The Elleston Trio, you’ll watch two lives become intertwined in ways that neither could have imagined.
Where They Come From: A Meditation on Eleanor Rigby will be staged in the Sanctuary of Young United Church, 222 Furby Street, on Friday and Saturday, April 1st and 2nd. Curtain is 7:30 both nights. Tickets are $20 (plus agency fees) and are available on EventBrite. Proof of vaccination and wearing of mask will be required. Running time approx. two hours.
Here is the link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/where-they-come-from-a-meditation-on-eleanor-rigby-tickets-277074095077
Universal questions. Unforgettable characters. Amazing music. Join us for Where They Come From: A Meditation on Eleanor Rigby. All proceeds go to the work of Young United Church in the West Broadway neighbourhood. Donations gratefully accepted.