Edmonton downstage | 09.02.2015

  • Opening this week:
    • Full Frontal Diva, put on by Blarney Productions, running Feb. 12 – 21 at La Cité Francophone.
    • Rapid Fire Theatre’s Wildfire teen improv festival Feb. 10 – 28.
    • Life, Death and the Blues at the Citadel Theatre Feb. 11 – March 1.
  • Closing this week:
    • Rubaroo Arts Festival wraps up on February 10. Check out their schedule.
    • Big Fish at the Grant MacEwan Centre for the Arts until February 14.
    • Jeffrey at Walterdale Theatre until February 14.
    • University of Alberta Department of Drama’s The Threepenny Opera until February 14.
      • Here’s some thought on it from Ephemeral Pleasures.
    • Pyretic Productions’ Bears until February 15 at the ATB Arts Barns.
      • Check out my review of the show, and listen to an interview with Matthew MacKenzie and Sheldon Elter on the What It Is Podcast’s episode 63.
    • One Flea Spare at the Varscona until February 15.
      • Check out the Journal’s preview and Colin MacLean’s review.
    • The Laws of Thermodynamics at the ATB Arts Barns until February 15.
      • Here’s a preview from Vue Weekly, and one from the Journal.
      • Listen to an interview with Cat Walsh and James Hamilton on the What It Is Podcast’s episode 63.
    • Playing with Fire: The Theo Fleury Story at the Citadel until February 15.
      • Check out what Kristen has to say about the show and reviews from Liz Nicholls, and Colin MacLean.
  • Walterdale Theatre is holding auditions Feb. 15 – 16 for Jesus Master Builder and Magpies, two new plays that are part of Walterdale’s annual new works showcase, From Cradle to Stage.
  • Applications are now being accepted for buskers and BYOVs for the 2015 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival.
  • Punctuate! Theatre’s latest newsletter contains more information about their upcoming The Suburban Motel Series.
  • Hill Strategies has released a research paper on business support for the arts and economic and social benefits of the arts.
  • Check out what Ephemeral Pleasures has to say about Theatre Network’s Famous Puppet Death Scenes.
  • Canoe 2015 is not over! Well, it is, but the What It Is Podcast has posted recordings of three of the salons that were part of the festival:
    • Salon # 1: Get Out Of the Theatre 
    • Salon # 2: When Does the Play Start? 
    • Salon #3: Why Can’t I Get In?

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