Approximate running time: 2 hours
190 King William Street
Hamilton ON L8R 1A8
Beautiful Scars a new musical created by Tom Wilson & Shaun Smyth
inspired by the book Beautiful Scars: Steeltown Secrets, Mohawk Skywalkers and the Road Home, by Tom Wilson
April 24 - May 11, 2024
Tom Wilson’s search for identity started in the wilds of mid-century Hamilton in the company of war-blinded veterans, steel workers, carpet baggers, fall-guy wrestlers and with a deeply kept secret by his parents Bunny and George. For decades, Tom carved out a life for himself in the shadows. He became a father, built an international career in music and art - battling demons and addiction along the way. He waited, hoping for the lie of who he was and where he came from to cease, and the truth to emerge. It would, and when it did, it would sweep up the St. Lawrence River to Kahnaw’a:ke Mohawk territory, and down the Hudson to the heights of the Manhattan skyline.