The Postman > The Play
The Postman tells the fascinating and inspiring story of Albert Jackson, Canada’s first Black postman. This site-specific production echoes Jackson’s original delivery route in Harbord Village and the Palmerston area, as the actors and musicians take theatre-goers on a journey through history. The story starts with the Jackson family’s perilous journey from slavery along the Underground Railroad, and ends with Jackson’s life in service as a postman in Toronto. It even features an appearance by Sir John A. Macdonald, without whose intervention Jackson may not have attained his post.
Each performance stops at four to five porches on the same street (Brunswick Avenue, Major Street, or Palmerston Boulevard), and the streets are rotated throughout the show’s run. The Brunswick Avenue performances will include a stop at the first house that Albert Jackson ever owned. There are also performances at Margaret Fairley Park (July 18 and 26 at 6.30 p.m.), which is more suitable for audience members with mobility issues.
Like the mail, the show will be delivered in rain or shine. Our alternate performance site in case of rain is The Randolph Academy at 736 Bathurst Street, just south of Bloor Street West, in Toronto. Should weather necessitate a change in venue, audience-goers will be notified via our Twitter feed, which also appears on our home page.
The Postman Box Office, Toronto, ON
Tuesday July 21, 2015 – 07:00 PM
Tickets starting from $13 — Buy Tickets Now