Grad’s play to hit Windsor stage this weekend

The Monkeys with a Typewriter Theatre Company will stage a play by UWindsor grad Matt St. Amand (BA 1995, MA 2000) this weekend and next at the Korda Zone Theatre, 2520 Seminole Street.

Shine On You Crazy Diamond centres on Hal Dagon, a washed-up actor who enjoyed fleeting fame in the early 1980s after starring in a couple surprise hit horror movies. What his agent didn’t steal from him, his ex-wife got in the divorce settlement. As the play opens, he’s eking out the rest of his existence in a beat-up old apartment in the rough end of Windsor.

St. Amand describes the work as a tragicomedy about how people live with their life choices and how the power of memory—or what we think we remember—overwhelms the present.

“Pitiful as Hal has become, there is humour to be found in how he perseveres and pieces together his current existence,” St. Amand says.

Showtime is 8 p.m. May 10, 11, 17 and 18. Admission is $15; $10 for students and seniors.

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