24: Hard Core Logo (1996) with BFL Theatre
In this very special Theatre to Film adaptation episode, Becky and Cam pack the living room like a tour van with the founders of BFL theatre to discuss the 1996 punk rock faux-doc, Hard Core Logo. In anticipation of the mounting the Toronto premiere production of Hard Core Logo: Live! we talk to production team members Seth Drabinsky, Jeremy Knowles and Tim Lindsay, about the cultural influence of this movie, the history of punk music in Canada, touring adventure tales and the challenge casting iconic roles with new, kick-ass actors who bring whole new levels to the story. This movie rocks and holds up. Go watch it, then get to Toronto and see the play.
Find out more about Hard Core Logo: Live! running March 9-26th 2017 at Lee's Palace in Toronto here.
On this week's show
BFL Theatre is a small, independent, non-profit Toronto theatre company operated by three co-producers, Seth Drabinsky, Jeremy Knowles and Tim Lindsay. BFL Theatre formed in 2009 in response to a group of theatre artists and musicians wishing to perform the cult musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch in rock clubs and other non-traditional theatre venues. After a successful Canadian tour with dates in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Thunder Bay, and Winnipeg, BFL brought the show back to Toronto for a critically acclaimed, sold-out run at the Drake Hotel in 2013. BFL Theatre has a mandate to produce theatre that brings awareness of the need for social justice through pieces that combine music and drama in non-traditional spaces specific to each show.