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An Action-Adventure Comedy on Wheels comes to Moncton!

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The Capitol Theatre is proud to present the one-woman play Roller Derby Saved My Soul on Saturday, April 22 at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale at the Capitol Theatre Box Office at $23 for members and $25 for the general public. The TD Arts Access program is offered on this performance (tickets at 50% off for people under 30). This performance is presented by 91.9 The Bend as part of the 2016-2017 Capitol Theatre season presented by Louisbourg Investments. 

Canadian Comedy Award nominee Nancy Kenny is back on tour with her critically acclaimed one-woman show Roller Derby Saved My Soul. Since premiering at the Ottawa Fringe Festival in 2011, the production has been charming sold-out audiences at festivals across the country.

Roller Derby Saved My Soul is written and performed by Nancy Kenny and directed by Tania Levy. Sound design is by Steven Lafond with choreography by Patricia Allison. A proud Acadian originally from Bathurst (NB), Nancy Kenny is a fluently bilingual actor, writer, producer, arts marketing and social media professional. She currently spends most of her time between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

The play tells the story of Amy, a shy young woman who spends most of her time reading comic books and watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer re-runs in her basement apartment. For her thirtieth birthday, her over-achieving younger sister June (also played by Kenny) drags her to a roller derby game. Inspired, Amy begins playing and embarks on an epic and hilarious journey of self-discovery. With a mixture of heartwarming honesty and snappy observations, Roller Derby Saved My Soul uncovers the superhero within, while learning to love, laugh, and grab life by the short shorts and kneepads. (PG-13 for Mature Language)

Roller Derby is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and was even up for consideration in the Olympics. Kenny, who did not start out as a roller derby player before writing the show earned her stripes in Toronto with The Rollergettes under the derby name of Drama Mean. She also spent time training with teams in Ottawa and Red Deer, AB to do research for the script and gain the roller-skating skills necessary to wheel about the stage.

Tickets are on sale at the Capitol Theatre Box Office (811 Main Street, Moncton). They can also be purchased by calling 506-856-4379 or 1-800-567-1922 or online, at www.capitol.nb.ca.