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