Edmonton Downstage | 10.11.2014

  • Opening this week:
    • Orests 2.0 at the University of Alberta (Nov.12 – 16)
    • Catalyst Theatre’s Elephant Wake – running November 12 – 29
    • Hollywood Bound at Capitol Theatre, November 13 – 15
    • Workshop West’s The Complete Maggie-Now Cycle of Plays at the ATB Financial Arts Barns November 13 – 23
  • Closing this week
    • La Cornielle at La Cite Francophone (Nov. 9)
    • Concordia’s The Secret Garden (Nov.9)
  • The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble opened last week. The play is highly relevant and very moving – playwright Beth Graham and the entire cast did a fantastic job.
    • Read reviews from myself, Liz Nichols, and Colin MacLean 
    • Whether you’ve seen the show or not, there’ll be a free talk back with the cast, crew, playwright and members from Dying With Dignity this Saturday, November 15 at 9:30 p.m.
  • Congrats to the Citadel on all the praise One Man, Two Guvnors is getting!
  • Ephemeral Pleasures wrote about Loveplay – it sounded awesome! I’m looking forward to Blavatsky’s Tower (also by Moira Buffini) later this month.
    • The Edmonton Sun reviewed Loveplay too.
  • Leading up to Northern Light Theatre’s season opener, SPACE // SPACE, is sharing Trevor Schmidt’s interview with playwright Jason Craig.
  • Festival passes for the 2015 Freewill Shakespeare Festival are now on sale – buy them before the end of the year and get a 20% discount.
  • Make Something Edmonton interviewed Connor Buchanan about the Creative Practices Institute – a new exhibition, event, and studio space in Edmonton.
  • For arts organizations looking for help with a project, MacEwan’s Arts and Cultural Management students are looking for projects to help with. Check out the EAC’s newsletter for more info.
  • In case you missed it, MEI Events International is offering readers of After the House Lights a chance to win two tickets to Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen’s performance of Twelfth Night this Saturday, November 15. To enter, tweet at me or leave a comment on this article with your favourite line from any Shakespearian play by midnight tonight.

In recognition of Remembrance Day tomorrow, I thought I’d share this news story about the poppy exhibit at the Tower of London.  The exhibit represents soldiers from British and Commonwealth countries who were killed in World War One and is a powerful reminder of all the people we have to thank for the freedoms we have today.

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