Posted by: nancykenny | February 6, 2012

HoboKenny Rides Again

You know, I have a great job. I really do. But this Blog is not called So You Want To  Be a Civil Servant, now is it?

It is therefore with great pleasure and pride that I officially announce to you that I will once again be taking centre stage this coming April for Evolution Theatre in the one-woman show Mary Magdalene and Adventures in Sobriety. Yes, Ottawa, I’m coming home!

It’s a beautiful, funny and touching script by Newfoundland playwright Berni Stapleton and will be directed by the hardest working man in Ottawa theatre, Andy Massingham.  The whole thing is part of a double-bill that includes [boxhead] by Darren O’Donnell, which will be directed by Alix Sideris and featuring Christopher Bedford and Stewart Matthews.

Check out the Evolution Theatre site for more details on that one and I will be sure to let you know right here when tickets go on sale.


In the meantime, check out this show synopsis and tell me it doesn’t sound like the perfect thing for #HoboKenny (which, BTW, I plan on using as the #Hashtag for the show – so go ahead and follow me on Twitter to stay up to date).

Mary Magdalene and Adventures in Sobriety
by Berni Stapleton
Directed by Andy Massingham
Featuring Nancy Kenny

Mary Magdalene has spent the past 2000 years in mourning. She’s wandered the earth, lost her jewels and maybe her marbles, and now sleeps on the streets in Toronto. She crashes (literally) into an AA meeting, where she finds the 12 steps to sobriety lead in divergent directions of spirituality, passion, and a really formidable mother-in-law.
Mary Magdalene and Adventures in Sobriety, the perfect after Easter treat.

Arts Court Theatre
2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON

April 18th to 28th, 2012 – 7:30 p.m.
Pay What You Can Matinee: Sunday April 22nd – 2 p.m.
(no show on Monday)
Tickets $25, $20 for Students/Seniors
Available by phone by calling Arts Court at 613-564-7240



  1. Hi Nancy…Congratulations on your work and marvellous website. I am a High School Drama teacher in Ontario and would like to purchase a copy of Mary Magdalenes and adventures in Sobriety by Berni Stapleton. I appreciate your help on this.
    Elke Zilla

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