2014 Calendar

Never Own Anything You Have to Paint or Feed

Written and Performed by
Howard Petrick

Directed by
Mark Kenward 


Howard Petrick’s living on the edge of skid row, working as a yard clerk on the railroad and trying to keep one-step ahead of the draft board. His best friend makes a living threatening to “kill” balloon puppies. A yearn to wander is fueled by hobo stories; dive bar loners, IWW socialists and a west bound freight train. The prequel to the award winning BREAKING RANK!

“Hypnotizing…Petrick is wrapped in a blanket of history he’s willing to share by the fire.” – Edmonton Journal

“A novelist’s ability to place an image in your mind.” – Kings River Life

 FOUR STARS – Howard Petrick paints an evocative and affectionate portrait of these rough-and-tumble men, train-hopping across America in search of work and adventure.”  - CBC

FOUR STARS -  Funny… Poignant!Winnipeg Free Press

“Howard Petrick is not a trained actor but he is a living piece of history…” – Capital Critics’ Circle, Ottawa

“The work of an enthralling storyteller” – Apt 613, Ottawa

“Petrick’s story is engaging, and he does an excellent job depicting the often-hilarious quirks of its characters through great physical and vocal work.”  - The New Ottawa Critics

“Petrick’s stories linger long after the curtain closes.”  - The Revue

 Click here to read full reviews

Patrons Pick wreath and stars bk back1 copy 

Ottawa Fringe Festival

Fri June 20 11:00pm
Sun June 22 9:30 pm
Mon June 23 7:30 pm
Thu June 26 9:00 pm
Sat June 28 6:00 pm
Sun June 29 1:00 pm

Studio Léonard-Beaulne
135 Seraphin-Marion, University of Ottawa

PotashCorp Fringe Festival

  Thu. Jul. 31, 8:30 PM
Sat. Aug. 2, 5:25 PM
Sun. Aug. 3, 5:25 PM
Mon. Aug. 4, 7:00 PM
Wed Aug. 6,7:30 PM
Thu. Aug. 7, 9:10 PM
Sat. Aug. 9, 3:45 PM

                                               The Refinery

609 Dufferin Avenue, Saskatoon, SK


One Response to “2014 Calendar”

  1. Kenneth Brown Says:

    Pretty damn fine storytelling by this Petrick fellow!

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