Friday, November 09, 2007

Road Trip

Andy Takes Uncle Val on the Road
By Heidi Wicks
from The Telegram

Andy Jones is taking his sarcastically bitter but beloved Uncle Val on a trip around the Arts and Culture Centres of Newfoundland and Labrador. The show chronicles Valentine Reardigan’s arrival to suburban, middle-class St. John’s from his home in outport Newfoundland, as he begrudgingly goes to live with his daughter, odious son-in-law, grandchildren Jimmy and Kimmy and their matching French poodles.

Deliciously sarcastic, discussing encounters with The Beatles, the Senior’s Olympics and the devilish “dos and don’ts of babysitting” through letters home to his friend, Val goes from being “a slightly bitter permudgeon to being an important part of his daughter and son-in-law’s family,” says Jones...

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Letters from Uncle Val, a series of fictional letters from Andy Jones' incomparable comedic character of the stage play An Evening with Uncle Val, is available from Rattling Books. Written and performed by the author.