by Tara Beagan
Direction by Tara Beagan
Starring Sera-Lys McArthur
Production Design by Andy Moro
Stage Management by Mike Lewandowski
Touring Western Canada in January/February 2014
Rutas Panamericanas Festival March 2014
Full Production @ Aki Studio Theatre March 11th – 16th
“I don’t remember growing up. Not really. I remember school shopping but I don’t remember ever thinking, Wow, my feet are bigger today, better get new shoes!”
Spring, 1979. A young girl is mere days away from celebrating her
birthday. Her dad can’t keep the secret of her gift any longer, so proudly presents her with a new bike – well… new to her.
Sharing in his excitement, birthday girl and bike make their debut trip along the nearest paved road. Failing to return for dinner, a makeshift search party finds only the bike, tossed to the roadside.
Years pass and family and friends hope and pray for return. There is no sign of their young, bright girl until one terrible day when partial remains are officially identified. The community tries to release her spirit into the next world, unsettled though they are by not knowing how this awful thing has happened. In that ceremony of communing, the missing girl does her best to push through to her loved ones, sharing her shattered recollections in shards. This fictionalized journey into love and loss is inspired by all too many true stories.