Hawksley’s theatre production, The God That Comes, will be premiering this month in Calgary at the Alberta Theatre Projects playRites Festival.  Shows will run from March 19 to April 7.  Details on the playRites festival can be found here!  Show times and ticket information here!


The God That Comes is an original one-man-band cabaret / rock & roll hybrid show featuring Juno-winner Hawksley Workman. This concept album for the stage tells the story of the Greco-Roman god of wine Bacchus (or Dionysus) and uses Euripides’ The Bacchae as a primary source. In a world ruled by greed and an oppressive king obsessed with rules and order, the lesser classes have taken to the countryside in a hedonistic spiritual revolution fuelled by wine, ritual madness, and ecstasy. Women, slaves, outlaws, and foreigners have all gone to the mountain to worship the god of wine, and to commune with their animal needs to dance, to lose control, to get drunk, and have sex. The king rails against the protesters, leading to a bloody conclusion. This solo performance fuses the chaotic revelry of a rock concert with the intimacy of theatrical storytelling.

“Oozing mischievous charisma, [Workman] fused the raw and unpredictable feel of live rock music with the thematic daring of dramatic theatre…Pretty close to perfection.” – The Victoria Times-Colonist

“Slashing Sardonic wit…The next big thing” – Toronto Star

The God that Comes is a tonic for a society that has lost its sense of balance, and for a people that have lost touch with their animal instincts. It is an invitation to raise a glass together, hear a story, and get lost in the music for a few hours.

Created by Hawksley Workman & Christian Barry
Conceived and directed by Christian Barry
Live music and performance by Hawksley Workman