The Book of My Shames

Apr 28, 2020 7:00pm

May 03, 2020 7:00pm

Venue Online

Cost $10 / $20 / $50

A one-man show to make us proud
John Terauds, The Toronto Star

Announcing UNO Fest Online!

Theatre outside the lines
The Book of My Shames will be presented as a part of UNO Fest’s Week 1 online offerings, April 28 to May 3. You can see exclusive video clips from this new show in development, and join Isaiah for a free Facebook Live on May 1. UNO Fest Online Week 1 content is available until May 9

Keep art and performance in your life while isolated at home. Experience UNO while being UNO.

Co-created and performed by Isaiah Bell
Co-created and directed by Sean Guist
Pianist: Robert Holliston

An original solo queer storytelling opera hybrid, The Book of My Shames was developed with the support of Pacific Opera Victoria. After a sold out première at Tapestry Opera as part of Toronto Pride in 2019, this new local work now makes its hometown première in a limited run at the Baumann Centre.

The Book of My Shames offsets rapid-fire monologues with an unorthodox array of music old and new, including an expansive original memory opera. Its particular flavour has been drolly described as “what would happen if the opera-singing lovechild of Noel Coward and Sylvia Plath was encouraged by his therapist to perform on Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids.”

The Book of My Shames is an Intrepid Theatre and Pacific Opera Victoria co-presentation as part of UNO Fest.

Tickets may be purchased online.

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Regular tickets: $20.
Pay-What-You-Ten: $10
Ticket + Donation: $50 (with $30 tax receipt).

With your ticket, you get a code and email link to unlock shows in that week of the festival. Ticket gets you access to all Week 1 content, available to view anytime from April 28 to May 9.