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Bob Bossin’s Davy the Punk at the Prairie Theatre Exchange July 16-27 -The very Jewish story of my father’s life in the gambling business

June 26, 2014

Bob Bossin’s Davy the Punk
The very Jewish story of my father’s life in the gambling business
July 16 – 27 at Prairie Theatre Exchange


Trailer at

Davy the Punk is Bob Bossin’s new one-man musical about his father, whose life, according to Andreas Schroeder, is “so fascinating, hilarious and outrageous, it’s worthy of a Mordecai Richler novel.” The show comes to Prairie Theatre Exchange’s Colin Jackson Studio for a dozen performances, July 16 to 27 during the Winnipeg Fringe Festival.


Davy Bossin, Bob's father, was born in 1905. Finding his way blocked by the rampant anti-semitism of the times, Davy blazed his own path in a new, vibrant, international industry – gambling. There he matched wits with cops and mobsters, grifters and grafters, mensches and gonifs. His court cases set precedents that affect us to this day.

Davy’s son Bob grew up to found Stringband, to pioneer Canadian indie music, and to write songs Pete Seeger praised as “funny, informative and inspiring at the same time.”

Now Bossin Jr. tells Bossin Sr.’s story in a Yiddish- sprinkled performance that is, according to Michael Wex, author of Born to Kvetch, “Damon Runyon meets Sholem Aleichem … a touching and very funny portrait of a part of Jewish Canada that too many people like to pretend wasn't there.”

For a trailer or more information go to

To buy tickets, or for Fringe information go to

Performance Schedule

Wednesday, July 16 - 5:45 PM
Thursday, July 17 - 10:00 PM
Friday, July 18 - 8:30 PM
Saturday, July 19 - 6:30 PM
Sunday, July 20 - 10:00 PM
Monday, July 21 - 8:15 PM
Tuesday, July 22 - 3:45 PM
Wednesday, July 23 - 8:30 PM
Thursday, July 24 - 10:15 PM
Friday, July 25 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, July 26 - 8:30 PM
Sunday, July 27 - 1:30 PM


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