Yukoner Kevin Kennedy tells a true story that matters—often with affecting artistry. The stakes are high: with a broken wrist, Kennedy goes on a three-week solo trek in Canada’s subarctic Wood Buffalo National Park. He wants “to escape the failure I’ve become” and make a deep connection with nature. Kennedy is a teacher, not an actor: when I saw the show, his delivery was awkward at first but he got in a groove. And he can write. He meets his first buffalo, “an enormous bull swaying on dainty feet”. And, surrounded by wolves, he says, “I’m not afraid, but the hairs on the back of my neck are afraid.” Rewarding.
At Origins Organic Coffee on September 5 (8:30 p.m.), 7 (3:30 p.m.), 8 (3:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.), 11 (7:15 p.m.), 13 (10:10 p.m.), 14 (7 p.m.), and 15 (3 p.m.).