Inside/Out is a funny, sad and stirring play about Canada’s penitentiary system


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On Thursday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m., the Fredericton Playhouse Spotlight Series presents a Pay-What-You-Will performance of the one-man play Inside/Out.

Inside/Out is written and performed by Patrick Keating, a kind, soft-spoken and sincere artist who spent years in and out of Canada’s penitentiary system. Keating’s honest and engaging delivery of his funny, sad and stirring story dismantles our ideas of what a criminal looks like, and helps us better understand how language, race and class play a real part in our lives as Canadians.

Inside/Out is about a man’s search for community: the community of the street, the community of prison, and the community of theatre.

A graduate of Simon Fraser’s School for the Contemporary Arts, Keating has been working as an actor in the Vancouver TV, film and theatre scene for the past 20 years. He is currently an associate artist with Main Street Theatre, and has been recognized with two Jessie Richardson Award Nominations. Inside/Out is Keating’s first venture into playwriting.

This show is a Pay What You Will show, a pricing idea offered on select Playhouse performances. This initiative was introduced with a goal of increasing access to Playhouse programs, and encouraging patrons to take a chance on new and exciting performances. For more information about how Pay What You Will works, please click here.

In addition to this performance, the Playhouse is pleased to present a free Experience More! Conversation with Patrick Keating following the show. This moderated post-performance conversation with Keating will add depth and richness to patrons’ live performance experience. This event is designed to give opportunities to learn more about the artist’s background and who he is, while also highlighting his interpretation and development of the artistic process, and exploring his motivation to create.

Please be advised this performance contains frequent use of strong language and mature themes or subject matter. It is intended for mature audiences only.

Tickets for Inside/Out are available through the Fredericton Playhouse box office by calling 458-8344 or online at


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