Premiere at the Vancouver Fringe Festival September 2012*

A play about small town minor hockey and big time dreams, Alpha is inspired by Evan Frayne’s own experiences growing up in a place where hockey is king. As Rick says, “In the Cowichan Valley, there was only one dream and I had it: to play professional hockey.”

But pursuing your dreams is dangerous business and the pressure to play hard on and off the ice begins to take its toll. Before long, Rick discovers that battling your personal demons can be even more intimidating than facing off with an enforcer.

Written and Performed by Evan Frayne

Directed by Angela Konrad- Set and Lighting by Lauchlin Johnston- Sound Design by Jeff McMahan- Stage Management by Stephanie Elgersma- Produced by Lois Dawson and Evan Frayne

* As Compassionate Bone Theatre

"Director Angela Konrad leads Evan Frayne in a skillfully depicted series of scenes and flashbacks of various location and mood.  A supple actor, Frayne performs a tour de force imperceptibly switching roles and delivering strong characterizations of each.  The scene in which he describes the feeling of taking his first drink is bone-chilling." | Maryth Gilroy, Plank

"Frayne is terrific here with great contrast between the enthusiasm of the wide-eyed youth where anything is possible, and the quiet desperation of a man sinking into oblivion." | Mark Robins,

"Frayne is a charming, vulnerable actor and his characters' voices ring true..." | Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight

Evan Frayne

ALPHA by Evan Frayne

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