January 24 – February 10, 2024
Tom Hendry Warehouse – 140 Rupert Ave
DIRECTED BY SUZIE MARTIN
In 10 years, Al Purdy and Milton Acorn will become celebrated Canadian poets, but for now, they are just two broke men drinking whiskey and fighting with a wood-fire stove.
This heartfelt and crude drama makes cussing sound like poetry (and coffee taste like whiskey) as the two men struggle to build an A-frame cottage, while dismantling the narrow notion of 20th century masculinity. On the precipice of greatness, and a hangover, the poets must wrestle with a darkness that fights back to turn everything into something greater than it is.
Two iconic Manitoba theatre companies come together for the first time ever to tell the story of two iconic Canadian poets coming together in a pivotal moment in their lives and their art form.
Single tickets for among men are available through the Royal MTC website.
Warehouse Season Subscriptions (including among men) are on sale now.
I am so thrilled to simultaneously make my TPM and MTC Warehouse directorial debuts with this cracklingly funny and poignant play about two guys spending long winter nights trying to stay warm while wrestling with their burning need to create something beautiful and lasting—I mean what could be more perfect for Winnipeg in January?
–Suzie Martin, Artistic Director