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"The Backroad Home"
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Christopher Allport’s theatrical memoir The Backroad Home is a story of draft evasion in the 1960s, the open road and Allport’s father. Weaving personal history and tales from the highway with original music, the one-man show reflects the yearnings and dreams of an entire generation. Tracing the journey from hippie youth to the present, Allport’s stories and songs illuminate the choices we make when we’re young and the understanding that comes only when we have lived.

Written and performed by Christopher Allport

Developed for the stage and directed by Paul Linke

Musical direction by Dennis O’Hanlon

Features Ross Levinson on violin and Dennis O’Hanlon on bass

Produced by Susan Hayden and Mikey Myers

Christopher Allport began his career in New York with leading roles at the Public Theatre and Lincoln Center. Los Angeles area theater credits include The 5th of July and The 50s/60s Vision at the Mark Taper Forum, Happy End at South Coast Repertory, and the title role in Murray Mednick’s Gary Plays for Padua Playwrights. His television work includes more than a dozen movies-of-the-week and nearly 100 guest starring roles on such shows as “The X Files,” “CSI Miami,” “ER,” “Commander in Chief” and, most recently, “NCIS” and “Shark.”