John Gogo - Coal & Wood
This engaging one-man show written and performed by John Gogo revisits the gritty mining and logging towns of Vancouver Island on Canada’s rugged western coast. Haunting folk tales by four generations of a Nanaimo pioneer family offer a fascinating look beneath the surface of history unfolded from 1895 to 1995. Their songs explore the unique and layered lives of heroes and villains: the visionary Finns of Sointula, the notorious Dunsmuirs, labour martyr Ginger Goodwin, the ghost of Clarence Ballance and the infamous Brother XII.
John will do a ‘preview’ performance of his new show on Saturday July 6th at Beacon House on Protection Island, Nanaimo, BC. He will debut the show in October, at Harbour City Stage in Nanaimo.