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VIDEO: A gen-X stroll down memory lane coming to Maple Ridge

Rick Miller is behind the one-man show BOOM X

A one-man show encompassing the culture of generation X is coming to the ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge.

BOOM X is described as “mind-blowing”, and compared to “a TedTalk on six Red Bulls”, that covers everything from music to politics in a multimedia performance.

The show is created and performed by Toronto-based Rick Miller, a Dora and Gemini award-winning writer, director, performer, musician and entertainer.

It is the second part of a trilogy of solo multimedia performances, which collectively span 75 years of history, politics, culture, and technology on the planet. The first part was called BOOM.

BOOM X begins at Woodstock in August of 1969, and takes the audience all the way to 1995, when the internet began to dominate lives.

Over the course of the show, Miller plays more than 100 colourful characters from the days of disco, the oil crisis, Watergate, the Cold War, video games, punk rock, the second British Invasion, and more.

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BOOM X takes place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Mainstage Theatre, the ACT Arts Centre, 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge.

Tickets are $22.50, $32, and $37.50 – plus fees.

To purchase tickets call 604-476-2787 or go to:

Colleen Flanagan

About the Author: Colleen Flanagan

I got my start with Black Press Media in 2003 as a photojournalist.
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