Edmonton Downstage | 13.10.2014

  • Ronnie Burkett’s The Daisy Theatre returns to the Citadel, opening on October 15 and running until November 2nd. I didn’t get to see the show when it was at the Citadel last year, but I’m very excited to go this year, especially after checking out this video:
  • Also opening this week is Walterdale Playhouse’s And Then The Lights Went Out, which is a noir-style piece that splits its time between portraying the latest Jim O’Reilly detective novel and the author of that novel, Thomas Levine, as he deals with writer’s block. Check out my interview with Director David Johnston to learn more about the show, which plays October 15 – 25.
  • Only three opportunities to catch Brooke Leifso, Danielle Peers, Kelsie Acton and Lindsay Eales in (Dis)integration – a journey through disability and non-normativity. The show is at the PCL Studio at the ATB Financial Arts Barns October 16 – 18 at 8:00 p.m. All performances are pay what you can.
  • Love the 40’s? You’ll love Friends of the Forties (which celebrates “the legendary songs, performers, dances and comedy routines that lifted the spirits during the war. This toe tappin’ song and dance revue pays tribute to stars like Bob Hope, Judy Garland, The Andrew Sisters and Carmen Miranda.) at Fort Edmonton Park October 17 – 19.
  • Get an early start on Halloween with Cadaveret, A Halloween Cabert October 17 only.
  • Did you know there are more artists than auto workers in Canada? And that 75% of artists in Canada speak English at home? More interesting stats like these in Hill Strategies’ Statistical Profile of Artists and Cultural Workers in Canada.
  • On a personal note, I’m hoping to get to Proud before it closes on October 19 – I’ve heard good things about it (like this review from Liz)! I’m also busy planning and preparing for SkirtsAfire’s fall fundraiser, Skirtoberfest: An evening of wine, chocolate, and entertainment on October 25.

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