Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Southminster United Church15 Aylmer Avenue (at Bank Street)
7:00pm

Not Quite the Classics: One on One with Colin Mochrie

Hosted by CBC’s Lucy van Oldenbarneveld

Not Quite the Classics: One on One with Colin Mochrie

Hosted by CBC’s Lucy van Oldenbarneveld
11
Monday
Nov
2013
7:00pm
Southminster United Church
15 Aylmer Avenue (at Bank Street)
Colin Mochrie - Photo by Helen Tansey of Sundari Photography

Colin Mochrie, a man known worldwide for working without a script, has penned a collection of stories destined to make its own mark in the literary community. Borrowing from a well-known improv game, Mochrie takes the first and last lines from familiar classics and reimagines everything in between. With the same engaging humour he exhibits on stage, television, and film, he takes the reader in bizarre and hilarious new directions, using the original writer's words as a launch and landing point. Imagine A Tale of Two Cities in which Wile E. Coyote gets his revenge on the Road Runner, Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat with zombies, or Sherlock Holmes devising a foolproof method for eliciting laughter and then taking the stage at a Victorian comedy club.

 

Copies of Not Quite the Classics will be available on-site. A booksigning will follow the event. 

 

Listen to an interview with Colin Mochrie from CBC Radio's All in A Day.

 

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