Prairie Theatre Exchange Asks, ‘Who Killed Spalding Gray?’

Prairie Theatre Exchange Asks, ‘Who Killed Spalding Gray?’

By Brian Schultz

Who Killed Spalding Gray? Prairie Theatre Exchange
‘Who Killed Spalding Gray?’ runs April 11-14 at Prairie Theatre Exchange. (PTE.MB.CA)

Prairie Theatre Exchange is about to kick off a humourous, but brief, solo show from playwright Daniel MacIvor.

Who Killed Spalding Gray? stars MacIvor and is directed by fellow theatre superstar Daniel Brooks.

The play tells the story of celebrated American monologist Spalding Gray, who ended his life by jumping off the Staten Island Ferry in New York on the weekend of January 11, 2004.

“That same weekend on the other side of the country Daniel MacIvor was spending three days in California in a series of sessions with a man who had offered to save MacIvor’s life,” the show’s synopsis reads.

“Linking these two real stories is a fiction derived from the obsessions of Gray and the inventions of MacIvor about a man named Howard who had forgotten how to live. A solo performance about truth and lies and the four most important things in life.”

The play will have a limited run in PTE’s Colin Jackson Studio Theatre from April 11-14. Performances are nightly at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and a maximum of 80 seats are available per show.

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