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Rick - The Rick Hansen Story


The Rick Hansen Story

By Dennis Foon
Subjects: Theatre for Young Audiences, By Age - 11-14, History, Disability Theatre, Biography, Western Playwrights, British Columbia, By Age - 8-10
Casting: 1 f, 3 m, doubling
Duration: 75 minutes
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9781770910379, 80 pages, November 2011
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770910393, 80 pages, November 2011


Fifteen-year-old Rick Hansen is confident, outgoing, and the star of his high-school basketball team. He has his whole life planned out, until a tragic accident severs his spinal cord, leaving him in a wheelchair. Rick's accident forces him to adapt his positivity to deal with his new life, while helping to strengthen the relationship with his guilt-stricken best friend. Refusing to be put at a disadvantage, Rick conquers the challenges presented to him with a smile and changes the definition of what it means to be disabled.Based on the true story of the man who inspired millions with his Man In Motion World Tour, Rick is a triumphant play that showcases the importance of optimism and perseverance, encouraging audiences to make their own paths to change the world.


"Young people's theatre doesn't get more meaningful than this."—Morley Walker, The Winnipeg Free Press

"Everything about Rick just feels right… A shining example of theatre for young audiences." —Peter Birnie, The Vancouver Sun