“Walter Borden is Out of This World” NS Reviews
- In-person event
- Ages 17+
- ≈ 90 minutes · No intermission
- Mature themes
- Sexual content
- Strong language
The NAC English Theatre/Tarragon Theatre revival of the NAC English Theatre/Neptune Theatre co-production
First written and performed by Walter Borden in 1986 as Tightrope Time Ain’t Nuthin’ More Than Some Itty Bitty Madness Between Your Twilight & Your Dawn, the work was one of the pioneering Canadian plays to explore and express homosexuality from a Black perspective.
Saturating the work with a new spectrum of wisdom and perspective gained over the ensuing 35 years, Borden has created a diary of imagination and experience. He now delivers an invigorating, tour-de-force performance through the voices of 10 dynamic characters, each of whom was crucial in reflecting his philosophy on the journey of life.
The Last Epistle of Tightrope Time is a profound opportunity to witness a legendary Black Canadian artist, ushering the audience on an intimate journey through the town square, the church and through the mind of a Black homosexual man. This work gifts audiences a rare occasion to behold the resiliency and dynamism of the human spirit.
Content Warnings: This production explores racism and homophobia. There is some strong language, including descriptions of sexual activity.
Trigger Warnings: Reference to death