Tim Bratton performs My Little Plastic Jesus in living rooms from Saskatoon to Victoria, Feb. 23 - Mar. 17, as the hit comedy continues its tour across Canada

Feb 9, 2024

SASKATOON, SK (January 29, 2024) - Burnt Thicket Theatre [BTT] is excited to launch My Little Plastic Jesus on the next leg of the hit comedy’s Canadian tour, sending Tim Bratton’s solo show to living rooms from Saskatoon to Alberta and British Columbia. This provocative tour-de-force plays Feb. 23-29, 2024 in Saskatchewan before touring to Alberta Mar. 1 and 17, and across BC Mar. 2-16, from the Kootenays to Vancouver Island. Bratton finds hilarity and heartache as he unpacks his upbringing in evangelical pop culture, examining its folly and redeeming its faith. “We all have baggage,” Bratton says, “mine just has a ‘Honk if you love Jesus’ bumper sticker on it.”

This intimate, true story was in development by Bratton and BTT for over 10 years, using raw material of the playwright’s lived experience and historical research, before it sold out living rooms across Saskatchewan and Alberta in 2019-2020, and toured across southern Ontario in 2023. Audiences will experience an insider’s quest to unravel his own existential crisis by deconstructing the culture he grew up in, with both satire and love. “With My Little Plastic Jesus we want to remove mental or emotional barriers that may otherwise hinder the connections between audience and actor,” says Stephen Waldschmidt, BTT’s Artistic Director who directed previous tours and this remount; “We’re asking people to consider their most closely held beliefs, how they interpret their experiences as human beings, how they engage in public life. We want this to happen in as safe a space as possible, in a living room – like a house concert but it’s live theatre.”

Part confession, part history lesson, part multimedia extravaganza, My Little Plastic Jesus is a surprisingly funny and poignant coming of age story from a subculture that's so little understood, even as it impacts global politics and the perspectives of millions. “Along with plenty of laughs, Bratton’s one-of-a-kind narrative invites us to transcend the seeming inability to hear one another across today’s polarized divides.” says Waldschmidt, “The story touches on issues of climate change, religious intolerance, human rights, and agendas of political power.”

Bratton is BTT’s Artistic Associate and for My Little Plastic Jesus he’s received SATAward nominations for Outstanding Original Script and Outstanding Leading Performance. He has played lead roles at Shakespeare On the Saskatchewan, Persephone Theatre, Dancing Sky Theatre, and Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre; including Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Jesus in Godspell, Cloten in Cymbeline, and Robert in Boeing, Boeing (for which he received a SATAward nomination for Outstanding Leading Performance).
My Little Plastic Jesus by Tim Bratton
February-March 2024 Tour Dates

February 23-25 Saskatoon
February 29 Leader, SK
March 1 Strathmore, AB
March 2 Kelowna
March 3 Kamloops
March 5 Mission, BC
March 7-8 Victoria
March 9 West Vancouver
March 10 Burnaby
March 12 Vancouver
March 13 North Vancouver
March 15 Surrey
March 16 Calgary
March 17 Edmonton

Dates & locations subject to change

For tickets, trailer, and living room venue details, go to: www.mylittleplasticjesus.com

For more information, interviews or hi-resolution photos, please contact:
Brooklynn Bitner
Marketing Associate, Burnt Thicket Theatre
(306) 220-8857
[email protected]

About Burnt Thicket Theatre
Burnt Thicket Theatre is an independent company producing live theatre that brings awareness to real issues in the community, planting seeds for positive social change. The Saskatoon-based company tells stories that kindle hopeful change in people’s lives, leading artists and audiences to live more intentionally for the common good. In 2012 Burnt Thicket Theatre produced the cross-Canada tour of Andrew Kooman’s She Has a Name that received critical acclaim and impacted audiences from Halifax to Victoria during its five-month tour. Their recent productions of Every Brilliant Thing inspired honest conversation about suicide and emotional wellness, and My Little Plastic Jesus provokes dialogue about religion, politics and identity in living rooms across Canada. In 2021-2022 they produced two world premiere fiction podcast series of plays for the ear. The latest is We Treaty People, in which forty-nine Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists collaborated on nineteen episodes about truth and reconciliation. They recently presented the SK premiere of New Blood: A Story Of Reconciliation, an epic show that blends the music of Peter Gabriel and Blackfoot tradition, in partnership with Persephone Theatre and Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre. www.burntthicket.com

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