Travel back in time with The Passage

The Passage (Theatre) Performed by Itinerant Tinker

Saturday, February 8, 2020, 7:30 PM 

Tickets $22

Come travel back in time to 1897 with the Rossland Council for Arts & Culture as they present The Passage performed by Itinerant Tinker Theatre on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The Passage is a one-woman show based on the true story of Nelly Garner, the first woman to attempt the Edmonton trail. Full of optimism and vigour, Garner set out with her party in the summer of 1897. The journey quickly became a test of her bravery and ambition – and her will to survive. 

“The all-Canadian Trail to the Klondike via Edmonton. Those looking to find their fortunes in the Golden Valley of the Yukon will find this route the best, shortest, and by all odds the most pleasant way to travel. All one needs is ninety days, a good constitution, and one hundred and fifty dollars.”

In 1897 the world is seized with Gold Rush fever, and everyone is looking for a way to cash in. For the many adventurers seeking a quick route to reach the Yukon, the promise of the All-Canadian Trail from Edmonton seems a sure thing. However, as many travellers soon find out, the trail is not the simple and pleasant route that it has been purported to be… 

Winner of the Special Merit award in the 2015 Theatre BC Playwriting Competition and Best Solo Production at the 2016 Montreal Fringe, The Passage is a thoughtful examination of a fascinating period in Canadian history, and a rumination on the great risks involved in seeking great fortune. Accomplished performer Jen Viens brings her extensive experience on stage and screen to her performance as Nelly Garner. The production team includes Adriana Bogaard (writer/director), Gillian Nasser (costume/set designer), and Steven Smits (sound designer), all recent graduates of the National Theatre School of Canada. Osheen Harruthoonyan (projection designer) is an experimental photographer whose work has been featured on Bravo! Arts Channel, Space Channel’s InnerSPACE, and  numerous national and international publications.

From our roots as a Gold Rush mining town, come see a different story of the Gold Rush performed live in the most fitting space in town – the Rossland Miners’ Union Hall.

RCAC is ecstatic to announce that Rossland’s own Jessie Jeanne will be opening our evening by performing an array of traditional and modern folk songs, as well as her own original songs.