Thu, Apr 06|
Beyond the Legal Limit
Veteran musician and actor Pat Henman brings her story to the stage this spring, and audiences will come away with a new understanding of trauma, courage, and survival. Beyond the Legal Limit, based on Henman’s memoir of a life-changing collision with a drunk driver and its aftermath.
Time & Location
Apr 06, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Nelson, 5915 Taghum Hall Rd, Nelson, BC V1L 6Y2, Canada
About the event
Nelson performer brings life-changing event to the stage
Veteran musician and actor Pat Henman brings her story to the stage this spring in several Kootenay communities, and audiences will come away with a new understanding of trauma, courage, and survival. Beyond the Legal Limit, performed by Henman with special guests, pianist Robyn Lamb and Vocalist Rachel DeShon, comes to Taghum Hall on Thursday, April 6 at 7:30pm.
Life changed for performer and singer Pat Henman on a sunny Sunday afternoon in June 2013 when, driving home from Calgary with her 19-year-old daughter Maia, they were struck head-on by a drunk driver. Although both survived, their physical injuries and the emotional toll on their well-being and that of their family inspired Henman to write a memoir, Beyond the legal Limit: Surviving a Collision with a Drunk Driver that was published by Caitlin Press in 2021. Now, Henman takes the story to the stage.
Part story-telling, part concert, Henman tells the story of trauma and recovery in this unique and passionate one-act drama with music, adapted by Canadian playwright and Genie Award nominee Kelly Rebar, featuring original music by Canadian musician/composer Konrad Pluta, and directed by acclaimed theatre director, writer, and performer Tracey Power.
Henman is a veteran of Canadian theatre as actor, singer and director, with radio, television and film credits spanning a 40-year career in the performing arts. Kootenay audiences have enjoyed the many stage productions she has directed, most recently Mama Mia!, and her unforgettable performances in plays such as Steel Magnolias and The Gin Game.
Beyond the Legal Limit was created with support from the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, the Echo Vocal Arts Alliance, the Nelson Civic Theatre Artist in Residence Program, and the Canada Council for the Arts.