Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Live Theatre: Fresh Horses

Actors Workshop Theatre kicks off its 2017-18 season with this coming of age tale of adolescent lives fading into the realities of adulthood

The setting is an abandoned railroad maintenance station in the rural South, which Larkin, a temporary college drop-out, has moved into both in order to think over his future and to spend more time with his nubile young girlfriend, Jewel.

NY Times review from the play’s release in 1986
“…captures its youthful characters at that precise moment when their adolescent fantasies begin to fade into the morning-after realities of adulthood.”

The story is written by Larry Ketron and directed by theatre faculty member Wesley Eccleston.

A Variety review from the play’s release in 1986
“This study of a group of young Southerners backing into maturity has fresh observation, sharp characterization and robust humor.”

Movie version
A movie adaptation of the play was released in 1988 and among others, starred Molly Ringwald (Jewel), Andrew McCarthy (Matt Larkin) and Ben Stiller (Tipton).

Tickets can be bought at the theatre box office located in Student Street in Old Main, or reserved by phoning the box office at 250-377-6100​.