Blue Bridge Theatre presents Celtic Soul – A Jay Baruchel Documentary that follows Canadian actor and funny man Jay Baruchel on an epic road trip through Canada, Ireland and Scotland with his new friend, well-known Irish soccer journalist Eoin O’Callaghan.
It’s a story that spans 200 years of colourful history and takes the duo eastward from Montreal to Westport, Ireland and finally Glasgow, where Jay will fulfill a lifelong dream: to watch a match at Celtic Park, one of the wildest and most hallowed grounds in world football.
Baruchel has an obsession with a sport and a team – far from home, in another continent: he is a massive fan of Glasgow’s Celtic Football Club. And like millions of fans around the world, Jay defies crazy distances and time differences to get his fix of ‘football’. But why do they do it? How did Jay’s own obsession begin – and what is it about football that inspires such fanaticism in every far-flung corner of our globe?
But like any good road movie, Celtic Soul is not just about the destination – it’s about the journey. Like Jay’s other obsession, the Montreal Canadiens, Celtic FC has deep Irish roots. It was established to give migrants fleeing famine at home a sense of pride and purpose in hard-knocks Protestant Glasgow – but soon became a symbol uniting the Irish diaspora across the globe.
Celtic Soul plays Jan. 14 at the Roxy theatre. Tickets are $12 available online at http://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?presenter=BBRIDGE