This week’s Edmonton downstage, my weekly look at Edmonton’s theatre community, is a little delayed because, as many of you know, I was soaking up the rays in Mexico with my Mom last week. Before we get started, I want to give a big shout out to Taylor Chadwick of the What it is podcast and Hayley Moorhouse, an up-and-coming theatre artist (among other places Hayley will also be showcasing her writing at the SkirtsAfire 2015 Peep Show). These two guest-blogged up a storm about the 2015 Canoe Theatre Festival, which happened last week – check out their posts here.
On to what’s happening in Edmonton theatre this week:
- Opening this week:
Jeffery at Walterdale Theatre, February 5 – 15
- Watch out for my review of Jeffery later this week!
- The University of Alberta Drama Department’s New Works Festival, February 3 – 8.
- Also opening at the UofA, but in the Studio Theatre is Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera, February 5 – 14.
Big Fish – The Musical, part of MacEwan University’s theatre season, February 5 – 15.
- Watch out for my review of Big Fish later this week!
- Pyretic Productions’ Bears at the PCL Studio Theatre, February 5 – 15.
- Watch out for my review of Bears this weekend!
- Check out the What It Is podcast’s episode 63: Bears, Laws & Dogs, Oh My! for an interview with playwright Matthew MacKenzie and actor Sheldon Elter.
- One Flea Spare by Trunk Theatre at the Varscona, February 5 – 15.
- Workshop West’s production of Cat Walsh’s The Laws of Thermodynamics, February 5 – 15.
- The What It Is Podcast’s episode 63 also features an interview with playwright Cat Walsh and actor James Hamilton.
- Theatre Network’s Famous Puppet Death Scenes at Eastglen High School, February 3 – 22.
- Jeffery at Walterdale Theatre, February 5 – 15
- Closing this week
Venus in Fur at the Citadel Theatre, closes February 8.
- Check out my review, Liz Nicholls’ review, or Graham Hicks’
- Edmonton Opera’s The Magic Flute – remaining performances are February 3 and 5.
- By the way, check out this awesome time-lapse/interview video of the build of the forest scenery.The photographs and videos are by Nanc Price who is a fantastic, multi-talented photographer/scientist/hockey player who is unwaveringly committed in her promotion of Edmonton’s arts community.
- Venus in Fur at the Citadel Theatre, closes February 8.
- Check out this update on the Galleria Project
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I’m honored to meet intermittently the very talented James Hamilton and his equally talented wife Cat in the hallway of our apartment building in west downtown Oliver area, Edmonton, AB. They are good neighbors, almost as friendly as their pup Daisy, who loves my doggie treats and strains at the leash whenever we meet! I can’t say that James and Cat strain at their leashes, but they are friendly and pleasant neighbors, and I think this young couple deserves all the success they have achieved, and more. Good luck in the future, James and Cat!
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