BEAUTIFUL SCARS

BEAUTIFUL SCARS

BEAUTIFUL SCARS

Apr 24, 2024 to
May 11, 2024

135 Minutes
Including Intermission

Main Stage

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Apr 24, 2024 to
May 11, 2024

135 Minutes
Including Intermission

Main Stage

WORLD PREMIERE
A new musical by: Tom Wilson & Shaun Smyth
Inspired by the book Beautiful Scars: Steeltown Secrets, Mohawk Skywalkers and the Road Home by Tom Wilson

Dramaturgy and Original Direction by Mary Francis Moore

Music Supervision & Orchestrations/Arrangements by Bob Foster

Starring Sheldon Elter as Tom Wilson

FIND YOUR HOME 

Oblivious to a secret deeply held by his parents, Tom Wilson’s search for identity started on the East Hamilton Mountain of the 1960s and 70s.

For decades after, Tom carved out a life for himself in the shadows, battling demons along the way as he waited for the secret of who he was and where he came from to reveal itself. And when it did, it swept up the St. Lawrence River to Kahnaw’a:ke Mohawk territory and exposed a story generations in the making. A best-selling book, film and now a world premiere musical featuring some of the country’s most celebrated actors and musicians with a powerfully evocative score by multi-award-winning musician Tom Wilson, Beautiful Scars is a story of loss, love and forgiveness that will leave you spellbound to the final note.

ARTWORK: Elements & guitar by Tom Wilson – TEHOHA’HAKE

AUDIENCE ADVISORY: The performance contains strong language and sensitive content relating to drugs. Suitable for ages 15+.

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IN CONVERSATION

PRE-SHOW CHAT: From a bestselling memoir to a new musical, Wendy O’Brien moderates a discussion with Tom Wilson, Shaun Smyth, Mary Francis Moore and Bob Foster.

Wendy O’Brien is a Hamilton based avid reader and devoted theatre goer. A philosopher by profession, she retired after over 35 years in academia in order to pursue her interest in the ways that philosophy intersects with the creative and performing arts. She has since led seminars and facilitated books clubs here and around the world via her company, Think-well. She’s been an interviewer for The International Festival of Authors, Grit Lit, The Hamilton Public Library, Blue Heron Books and a leader on travel-and-learn adventures through Classical Pursuits and World Wide Quest. She is a proud member of Theatre Aquarius’ W4W.

April 25, 2024 at 6:30 PM
Pre-Show Chat in the Norm & Louise Haac Studio Theatre

POST-SHOW TALK BACK: Join the Beautiful Scars cast for a post-show talk back on the mainstage on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. Ask questions and learn more about Tom Wilson’s spellbinding new musical that closes our 50th season!

May 7, 2024
Post-Show Talk Back