A Ticket on the 4

This show is a stark look at the gritty world of horse-racing. Presented in a series of whisky-soaked vignettes exploring solitude, lust, and the risk of a gamble, A Ticket on the 4 is told through its transient hero Hank as he encounters a collection of vagabonds, all while attempting to win his big ticket from the racetrack bar.

Using David Bowie’s cut-up technique as a starting point, I adapted 52 of Charles Bukowski’s works (poems, short stories and long) to form the narrative of chance and choice.

A Ticket on the 4 opened on July 17, 2014, in a double-billed six-day production at Toronto’s Aluna Theatre. Read a review or listen to the soundtrack below.