Lucas Myers comes to Vernon on September 21st 2013 for Hello Baby! An Instructional Lecture by a First-Time, Semi-Competent Father


Hello Baby – Theatre Series
Saturday, September 21 2013 – 8:00pm
Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
Tickets are available through the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469)
$30 Adult – $27 Senior – $25 Student – $5 eyeGO
Discounts available for members of the Performing Arts Centre Society

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly presents Hello Baby! on Saturday, September 21st at 8:00pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. Hello Baby! is the first of five shows in the Society’s 2013/14 Theatre Series.

Actor, songwriter and playwright Lucas Myers returns to the Performing Arts Centre stage with his tour de force production Hello Baby!Myers last performed at the Centre in 2012 with his one-of-a-kind Deck Show.

An instructional lecture by a first time, semi-competent father; Hello Baby! explores the personal metamorphosis that occurs when a self-involved man-child first becomes a father. “It’s a mixture of standup comedy, a self-help lecture and a musical” explains Myers.

Based on Myers’ own foray into parenthood, Hello Baby! is a one man comedy answering essential questions that future fathers are afraid to ask such as: “Can you safely operate a fax machine/belt sander/breast pump on two hours sleep?” and “Is your life as you know it really over?

Hello Baby! also features original music written and performed by Myers himself, covering the realities of fatherhood in musical numbers such as: ‘What If…?’, ‘Nobody Warned Me Bout the Drool’, ‘Time Management Blues’, and ‘Yes, Honey, I’d Be More Than Happy To Make Dinner And Hand Wash All These Cloth Diapers As Soon As I Finish Giving You A Foot Rub And Vacuuming The Floor And Walls Again Because You Are Hyper-Paranoid About Germs, Really I Would, No, I’m Not Just Saying That Because I Think It’s What You Want to Hear, I Want to Do It, Look, I’m Doing It Right Now, See?

A lot of the attention and focus during the pregnancy is on the expectant mother, and there’s not a lot of acknowledgement that the expectant father was also going through his own psychological meltdown” says Myers. “The whole experience is kind of hilarious and insane, so I thought there was a lot of good material there.

Myers expertly fills the stage, assuming the roles of nine eclectic characters, each portraying his hilarious and unique brand of observational humour.

WARNING: For anyone who is going to be a dad, is a dad, has a dad or knows a dad ONLY.

Myers is Brilliant” – Globe and Mail.

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support: Sladen Moore & Associates, Streaky Clean Window Cleaning, AcuTruss, Valley Medical Labs, Bannister Honda, 105.7 SUN FM, the Vernon Morning Star, the Okanagan Advertiser, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Regional District of the North Okanagan.

For more information or to arrange an interview please contact:
Brian Van Wensem
Audience Development
Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
3800 – 33rd Street
Vernon, British Columbia
V1T 5T6
p. 542 9355

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