Hockey Stories for Boys

Hockey Stories for Boys

by George Szilagyi

January 17–27, 2008

…an unrestrained though affecting romp through our nations obsession with the game. - Vue Weekly
Hockey Stories for Boys

The wild and rough road trip of two hockey loving prairie boys in a gold 70s station wagon with two equipment bags of marijuana, a box of 8-tracks, a book of old-time hockey stories, and what might be the original Deed of Trust for The Stanley Cup. A comic Canadian Holy Grail story motivated by the national urge to repatriate that which is ours.

Starring: Murray Utas, K.S. Callihoo, Steve Pirot
Sound Design: Aaron Macri
Lighting Design: Amanda Gougeon
Stage Manager: AJ Carroll

Sterling Award Nomination for Outstanding New Work

January 17–27, 2008

Previews January 15
Opening January 17




Steve is an Edmonton based theatre artist and administrator. As either an actor, director, or playwright, or he has worked for most every professional theatre company in Edmonton. He began his career with Rapid Fire Theatre’s sketch comedy shenanigans THE 11:02 SHOW with which he was a performer and writer for four years. His formal education includes a BA Drama and a BFA Acting both from the University of Alberta. One of his BFA classmates was his brother-in-arms Christopher Craddock with whom he fought constantly and forged the bitter bitter combative relationship that continues to this day. He also trained in Winnipeg with Primus Theatre for a brief time. He is not a suspicious character but often plays one on stage. He has been nominated for some awards. His written work has been presented by Azimuth Theatre, Northern Light Theatre, Catalyst Theatre, interFear Arts Festival, and the Edgewise Ensemble. He has been Festival Director for NextFest: Syncrude Next Generation Arts Festival since 2001 and co-Artistic Producer for Azimuth Theatre since 2004. He hopes you enjoy the show and thanks you for your attention to work by local creators.



George’s first role was in kindergarten, where he played one of The Three Little Kittens Who Lost Their Mittens; he forgot the words to the song, and felt funny wearing a leotard. His mom was watching, which made it worse. He has since rebounded, having appeared on the Roxy stage in The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine (Aarrgghh!! Productions), The Black Rider (November Theatre/Theatre Network), Dinner with Friends (Theatre Buffet Co-op). His play Hockey Stories for Boys was produced at the Roxy by Azimuth Theatre. George promises to remember most of the words, and assures us that he has learned to love the soft caress of a pair of leotards.



Aaron Macri is an award-winning composer, sound designer, sound recordist, mixer, live technician, and multi-instrumentalist. Aaron composed songs and music for the Dora Award-winning Musical Comedy BOYGROOVE and won a GLAAD media award for BASH’D! A GAY RAP OPERA in 2007. He was nominated for an AMPIA award for music for seasons one and three of the sketch TV show CAUTION: MAY CONTAIN NUTS, broadcast nationally on APTN. He has also received AMPIA nominations for his music on the feature length film TRUCK STOP BLOODSUCKERS on Bite TV, the first season of the series TINY PLASTIC MEN on Super Channel & both the pilot of & first season of DELMER & MARTA on APTN.