Back by popular demand, Mile Square Theatre presents Michael Thomas Walker’s tour-de-force solo work, Bubba….
Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County’s leading professional theatre, presents Bubba, written and performed by Michael Thomas Walker. A one-man show with music written and performed by the dynamic Walker, Bubba is the hilarious and moving true story of a son`s quest to understand the complicated and tragic life of his father. The performance will take place during Hoboken’s annual Open Studio Tour at the Monroe Center’s Monroe Theatrespace on November 18 @ 2pm. Tickets are PAY WHAT YOU WILL, pay as little or as much as you want!
Inspired by true events, Bubba opens in the Deep South and through the use of projections, the audience is taken on a journey into the good-ole-days of Huntsville, Alabama. The play then episodically moves from one year to another as the audience learns about Walker’s father, Joe Walker. A survivor of polio at age 2, the play explores his incarceration for embezzling $181,000 from the probate judge less than 9 months after marrying Walker’s mother, his need to be well-liked, and his discovery that the polio has returned. Walker’s strained relationship with his father is revealed through multiple characters: everything from a one-eyed womanizing party animal to Aunt B, the cancer-ridden, chain-smoking, keeper of secrets. A combination of song, dance, and heart wrenching honesty, the play examines his life and mysterious death.
Michael Thomas Walker was born and raised in Huntsville, AL. Growing up, hespent much of his time at his family’s black angus cattle farm feeding the cows and bailing hay. After graduating from the University of Alabama, he moved to New York City where he performed in The Mystery of Edwin Drood at the Brooklyn Gallery Players under the revision of Rupert Holmes. From there hejoined the national tour of Seussical playing the starring role of Horton. He went on to play Edna Turnblad in the national tour of Hairspray and repeat the role at The Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia under the direction of Charles Abbott. Michael is a graduate from Rutgers MFA Acting program,
Monroe Theater Space Sunday, November 18 @ 2pm
PAY WHAT YOU WILL (pay as little or as much as you please!) For reservations, call 201.683.7014 720 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor Hoboken, NJ 07030