Time Waits For No One: A Prison Play
Created & Performed in the Fall of 2014
“It’s a testament to the power of theatre to change lives.”
- Globe and Mail
Opened October 10, 2014 in Victoria, BC
A heartfelt new show created by the men of William Head Prison, inspired by reading the novel The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom, the author of the number one New York Times bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie.
Twenty men incarcerated at William Head Prison are working with Victoria’s theatre makers and musicians to create an all new play, a heartfelt contemporary fable about one man’s life and the people he has affected along the way. If you could travel back in time, what advice might you give your younger self? Do you think it would have changed anything?
Time Waits for No One centers around the character of Eddie, an everyman's man, as he is coming to terms with what he has given and taken from people in his life, and the ripple effects created by his actions. At the end of his life Eddie returns to the amusement park he explored as a kid, where he is drawn into a magical carousal ride that takes him back in time to revisit different stages of his life. From awkward teenage love to trouble with his foster family and his time spent in prison, Eddie is catapulted through his life guided by the spirits of five animals: the Raven, Horse, Raccoon, Buck, and Hummingbird. Eddie’s experiences are inspired by true stories from the incarcerated men's lives.
THE COMPANY - William Head on Stage (W.H.o.S.)
William Head on Stage (or WHoS) is the only prisoner-run prison theatre company in all of Canada that invites the public into the prison to experience their shows.
Public audiences are invited through prison security and into the prison gymnasium theatre, which has been transformed into an immersive amusement park with carnival games designed and built by the prisoners. A prisoner usher rips your ticket as you grab a bag of free popcorn and a coffee and sit down to enjoy the play, featuring an original live soundtrack written and performed by Katrina Kadoski and the prisoner band.
Created, designed and built by prisoners from William Head on Stage and The Prison Arts Collective (Anne Cirillo, Kathleen Greenfield, Ingrid Hansen, Katrina Kadoski, Carole Klemm, Poe Limkul, Jeni Luther, and Kate Rubin.)
· WHoS is located inside a Federal Institution. Must be 19+
· You may be electronically scanned
· Personal belongings (purses, wallets, cell phones, money, etc.)
are forbidden and must be left in your car.
· No smoking materials are permitted
Reviews for TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE :
'Metchosin prison troupe’s play inspired by inmates’ lives' - See more at the Times Colonist
'Prison play reflects on inmates’ experiences' - See more at The Goldstream Gazette
'From Page to Stage' - See more in Focus Magazine
“What a life-changing process. I feel a real sense of hope for these men, knowing that this WHoS production was a part of their preparation to re-enter society. I hope they emerge changed, strengthened and opened by this experience.”