MILT Presents Bob Bossin's Davy The Punk: Fri May 16

Celebrated Canadian singer-songwriter Bob Bossin returns to live theatre after too long away, with “Songs and Stories of Davy the Punk”. Through stories, songs and visual images, “Davy the Punk” recreates the Threepenny-Opera gambling underworld of the 1930s and 40s, while also telling a revealing tale of family surprises.

The father Bossin knew growing up in Toronto was a quiet, conservative booking agent for mainstream night clubs. The father he later discovered was Davy the Punk, a pivotal figure in Canada’s mid-20th century gambling business, whose battles with the law created precedents that affect us to this day.

The songs and stories in Davy the Punk are of cops and gamblers, grifters and grafters, mensches and gonifs, fathers and sons. By turns they are funny, suspenseful, troubling, and touching. And they are the maelstrom that birthed a beloved Canadian performer who, according to Pete Seeger, is “funny, informative and inspiring at the same time.” Davy the Punk played to sold-out houses and standing ovations in its first performances at the Gabriola Theatre Festival and Toronto's Ashkenaz Festival.

Bob Bossin first came to musical prominence in the 1970s as the founder of Canada’s legendary Stringband. In the late 1980s, he toured his one-man musical, “Bossin's Home Remedy for Nuclear War” for 200 performances across Canada, as well as in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. “Davy the Punk”, the book, will be available this spring via The Porcupine's Quill.

For further information please contact Deb Foote

posted May 2014

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  1. Tickets available at the Trading Post & Home Hardware