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John & Jen

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The Player's Guild

80 Queen Street South

Hamilton, ON L8P 3R8

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A truly original musical that honours brothers and sisters, as well as parents and children, set against the background of a changing America between 1950 and 1990, John & Jen is a gem of a show, brimming with intelligence, wit and beautiful melodies.

Shaw Festival veteran, Krista Colosimo, imagines this American play for Hamilton audiences, highlighting the complications and the importance behind the places we call home. It is the story of Jen and her relationships with the two Johns of her life: her younger brother, who fought in Vietnam, and his namesake, the son who is trying to find his way in a confusing world. Jen and her younger brother, John, are growing up in the ever-changing world of mid-century America. As the country becomes divided over the war in Vietnam, so does the family, and battle lines are drawn between the once-close siblings. When John is killed in Vietnam, Jen is left to reconcile her memory of their fractured relationship along with her son and brother's namesake.

With a cast of only two people, John & Jen is a tour-de-force for Hamilton-based actors Amber Mills (Necessary Angel, TVO’s Hi, Opie!) and Dante Pietrangeli (Theatre Aquarius, ZamArts), taking them from childhood, through adolescence, and beyond. A chamber musical beautifully scored for piano, cello and percussion, the music finds new life under the musical direction of Ancaster native, Kate Boose (Hillfield Strathallan College, Westminster Choir College). John & Jen is a musical about connections, commitments and the healing power of the human heart.

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The Player's Guild

80 Queen Street South

Hamilton, ON L8P 3R8

Canada

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