Edmonton downstage | 02.03.2015

  • Opening this week:
    • SkirtsAfire HerArts Festival, at various venues on 118 avenue, from March 5 – 8.
    • The Contract, a physical theatre reaction to Blue Eyes, Black Hair, at the PCL Studio March 5 – 15.
    • Summer of My Amazing Luck, Theatre Network’s 40th anniversary event, March 6 & 7 at the Backstage Theatre at the ATB Arts Barns.
    • Dido and Aeneas, at Concordia University College, March 6 – 15.
    • Vigilante at the Citadel Theatre, March 7 – 29.
    • Two One-Way Tickets to Broadway’s The Mikado in Concert, March 7 at McDougall United Church.
  • Closing this week:
    • The Mothers by Nicole Moeller, presented at the Alberta Avenue Community League as part of the SkirtsAfire HerArts Festival, closing March 8.
      • Read John Richardson’s wonderfully insightful review of the show.
      • Check out what Ephemeral Pleasures has to say about the show.
  • Edmonton Scene Study returns tonight from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Citadel Theatre Boardroom, 3rd floor administration, with special guest Mat Busby. RSVP to  if you’re able to attend.
  • The What It Is podcast posted Episode 65: Thou Art the Mothers, discussing The Mothers and The Falstaff Project
  • Of course, last week it was announced that The Artery‘s building was “structurally unsound” and they would be forced to close their doors at the end of March. The lack of available space for the arts in Edmonton is nothing new, but I’ll add my condolences to those that have already been expressed. The Artery is an institution in Edmonton’s arts scene and its loss will be felt by everyone who has ever entered through the slightly scary back-street entrance into its “rustic” confines, where you can just tell how much has been experienced in that building. I hear The Artery will be looking to open up in another space, but in the meantime they’ve got their typical busy line-up for March.

There are 3 comments

  1. Ephemeral Pleasures

    Where did you see those dates for The Contract? I’m interested in seeing it, but I thought it was just next week during Expanse.


    1. jennamarynowski

      Hey there, Nancy sent me a press release with those dates. I’ll revisit it tonight to see if I can find where to purchase tickets for the performance in advance of Expanse.

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      1. jennamarynowski

        Hello, it looks like everything is directing to the Fringe Theatre Adventures website. I know that the pre-Expanse performances aren’t for sale on their online system, but perhaps if you call the box office at 780-409-1910, you can buy tickets that way.


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