Synopsis: In After Hymn!, 15 year old Martin Pewbury dreams of being a rock star. His life is disrupted when he’s dragged by his father to the estate of his great Aunt Anna in order to receive an unexpected inheritance. When Martin meets the elusive Mr.Watts, his dream to be a famous rock star takes him on a musical journey that’s so much more than he bargained for.
The World Premiere of After Hymn! took place in Red Deer, Alberta from March 11-12, 2016, featuring 6 Actors, a Live 5-piece Band and a 70-member Choir, it was a true community effort that raised $80,000 for charity.
Commissioned and presented by The Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre, Andrew wrote the production as a romp through the making of much loved hymns. The production was directed by Annette Bradley & Laura Geelen with proceeds going to CAPCC’s special housing project.
Other Plays by Andrew Kooman
Haunted by anguished voices, a lawyer poses as a john to build a legal case against a brothel trafficking girls into Bangkok. Can he win the trust of a young prostitute and convince her to risk her life for the sake of justice?
History: 2011 Premiere in Calgary, Alberta | 2012 Canadian Tour
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She Has a Name is a polished, well-acted production of a play with an urgent message about human trafficking.
If you truly love theater, you must see this play. And I promise you, it is a play you will carry with you long after the lights have gone up.
Bravely, She Has A Name isn’t a simple-minded empowerment document, First World to the rescue. It builds suspense. Will Number 18 be newly victimized by activists as their prize witness, a sacrificial lamb to the larger campaign to build a case against human traffickers? Let’s just say, that’s when social-action theatre takes the longer view.