Written & Performed by Steven Gallagher
Directed by Andrew Scanlon
Based on Original Direction by Darcy Evans
October 13 – 30, 2021
Approximately 70 min, 1 act | Ages 18+
Reduced Capacity Cabaret Stage
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Sam and Jimmy have been friends for more than twenty-five years, and were supposed to be facing “gay middle age” together. When Sam dies, it’s up to Jimmy to plan their final picnic. Jimmy steals Sam’s cremated remains from the funeral home and tries to give his friend the hilarious and heartfelt send-off he deserves.
“Both tragic and wildly comedic” (Charlebois Post), Stealing Sam was the runaway hit of the Toronto Fringe Festival (2013) and winner of ‘Best New Drama’ at the United Solo Festival in New York (2014). We’re thrilled to be bringing Calgary audiences this reimagined edition, live on the Martha Cohen Theatre stage.
FIVE STARS: OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY • OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION • OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE • OUTSTANDING DIRECTION – NOW Magazine
“You won’t find a more moving show than Steven Gallagher’s beautifully performed solo monologue” – NOW Magazine
“Both tragic and wildly comedic, Stealing Sam is a masterful one-man show by Steven Gallagher” – Charlebois Post
“Stealing Sam had me laughing, crying and on my feet by the end of the show” – Mooney on Theatre
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Recommended for ages 18+ for mature themes
The seating in the Martha Cohen Theatre will be at a reduced capacity for Stealing Sam. Check out the seating map below.
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Top Photo: Steven Gallagher. Photo by and generously donated by Racheal McCaig.